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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 36° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.84 meters/second, 1554.6 km/hour, 966.0 miles/hour or 839.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.10 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.0"965.69 miwest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 misouth965.66 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.1"5.66 mieast0° 10' 02.2"11.51 misouth12.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' North, Longitude: 143° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.75 meters/second, 1514.7 km/hour, 941.2 miles/hour or 817.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.69 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 minorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.3"940.94 miwest0° 02' 17.5"2.63 minorth940.82 mi
24 hours11° 40' 04.2"756.41 mieast0° 28' 33.5"32.75 minorth755.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Wed 12:14 PM396 km246 miles214 nmWest-northwest WNW
Niterói *Wed 12:14 PM676 km420 miles365 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:14 PM686 km426 miles370 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorWed 11:14 AM955 km594 miles516 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 12:14 PM1045 km649 miles564 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Wed 12:14 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeWed 11:14 AM1489 km925 miles804 nmNorth N
FortalezaWed 11:14 AM1967 km1222 miles1062 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Wed 11:14 AM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 12:14 PM2414 km1500 miles1304 nmSouthwest SW
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