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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 14:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 47° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.82 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"965.65 miwest0° 00' 25.5"0.49 misouth965.63 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.4"5.66 mieast0° 10' 01.4"11.50 misouth12.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' North, Longitude: 133° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.67 meters/second, 1514.4 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.7"940.76 miwest0° 02' 13.5"2.55 minorth940.65 mi
24 hours11° 40' 13.0"756.43 mieast0° 26' 56.1"30.89 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
Pirassununga *Wed 12:56 PM65 km40 miles35 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ribeirão Prêto *Wed 12:56 PM67 km41 miles36 nmWest-northwest WNW
Campinas *Wed 12:56 PM162 km101 miles88 nmSouth S
Uberaba *Wed 12:56 PM198 km123 miles107 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Bauru *Wed 12:56 PM217 km135 miles117 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sorocaba *Wed 12:56 PM227 km141 miles123 nmSouth S
São José do Rio Preto *Wed 12:56 PM228 km142 miles123 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Wed 12:56 PM243 km151 miles131 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santos *Wed 12:56 PM295 km183 miles159 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:56 PM395 km245 miles213 nmEast-northeast ENE
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