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Day and Night World Map

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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 14:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 26' South
Longitude: 42° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.83 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"965.67 miwest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 misouth965.65 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.3"5.66 mieast0° 10' 01.8"11.50 misouth12.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 28' North
Longitude: 137° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.71 meters/second, 1514.6 km/hour, 941.1 miles/hour or 817.8 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' 56.9"940.84 miwest0° 02' 15.5"2.59 minorth940.73 mi
24 hours11° 40' 08.7"756.42 mieast0° 27' 42.5"31.77 minorth755.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Wed 12:36 PM103 km64 miles56 nmEast-southeast ESE
Juiz de Fora *Wed 12:36 PM125 km77 miles67 nmWest-southwest WSW
Niterói *Wed 12:36 PM185 km115 miles100 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:36 PM196 km121 miles106 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Volta Redonda *Wed 12:36 PM225 km140 miles121 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vitória *Wed 12:36 PM232 km144 miles125 nmEast-northeast ENE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:36 PM255 km158 miles138 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Wed 12:36 PM505 km314 miles273 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Wed 12:36 PM510 km317 miles275 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Wed 12:36 PM527 km327 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
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