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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 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 44° 44' 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"965.66 miwest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 misouth965.64 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.3"5.66 mieast0° 10' 01.5"11.50 misouth12.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 28' North, Longitude: 135° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.69 meters/second, 1514.5 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' 56.8"940.80 miwest0° 02' 14.5"2.57 minorth940.69 mi
24 hours11° 40' 10.8"756.43 mieast0° 27' 19.3"31.33 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
Volta Redonda *Wed 12:46 PM137 km85 miles74 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Juiz de Fora *Wed 12:46 PM145 km90 miles78 nmEast-southeast ESE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:46 PM206 km128 miles111 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:46 PM233 km145 miles126 nmSoutheast SE
Niterói *Wed 12:46 PM234 km145 miles126 nmSoutheast SE
Pirassununga *Wed 12:46 PM285 km177 miles154 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Wed 12:46 PM292 km182 miles158 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM306 km190 miles165 nmSouthwest SW
Santos *Wed 12:46 PM324 km202 miles175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vitória *Wed 12:46 PM473 km294 miles255 nmEast-northeast ENE
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