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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 12' South
Longitude: 26° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.54 meters/second, 1546.3 km/hour, 960.8 miles/hour or 835.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.02 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.0"960.52 miwest0° 00' 20.4"0.39 misouth960.50 mi
24 hours0° 06' 03.7"6.48 mieast0° 07' 57.0"9.12 misouth11.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 59' North
Longitude: 149° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.26 meters/second, 1570.6 km/hour, 975.9 miles/hour or 848.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.1"975.77 miwest0° 08' 18.4"9.52 misouth976.11 mi
24 hours11° 04' 13.3"743.17 mieast3° 36' 52.2"248.47 misouth788.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 10:34 AM1649 km1024 miles890 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:34 AM1740 km1081 miles939 nmWest W
RecifeMon 10:34 AM1812 km1126 miles979 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Mon 11:34 AM2093 km1300 miles1130 nmWest W
JamestownMon 1:34 PM2270 km1410 miles1226 nmEast-northeast ENE
Brasilia *Mon 11:34 AM2380 km1479 miles1285 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaMon 10:34 AM2435 km1513 miles1315 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Mon 10:34 AM3208 km1994 miles1732 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Mon 11:34 AM3230 km2007 miles1744 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémMon 10:34 AM3324 km2066 miles1795 nmNorthwest NW
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