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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 Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 12' South, Longitude: 33° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.53 meters/second, 1546.3 km/hour, 960.8 miles/hour or 834.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.01 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.0"960.43 miwest0° 00' 20.4"0.39 misouth960.41 mi
24 hours0° 06' 03.9"6.48 mieast0° 07' 56.5"9.11 misouth11.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 55' North, Longitude: 156° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.39 meters/second, 1571.0 km/hour, 976.2 miles/hour or 848.3 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' 10.6"976.00 miwest0° 08' 20.4"9.56 misouth976.34 mi
24 hours11° 04' 05.1"743.18 mieast3° 37' 34.7"249.27 misouth788.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:04 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 11:04 AM1151 km715 miles621 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Mon 12:04 PM1356 km843 miles732 nmWest W
RecifeMon 11:04 AM1568 km974 miles846 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Mon 12:04 PM1671 km1039 miles903 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaMon 11:04 AM2114 km1314 miles1142 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Mon 11:04 AM2482 km1542 miles1340 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Mon 12:04 PM2618 km1627 miles1413 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresMon 11:04 AM2788 km1732 miles1505 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 11:04 AM2812 km1747 miles1518 nmNorthwest NW
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