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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 12' South
Longitude: 33° 46' 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"960.50 miwest0° 00' 20.4"0.39 misouth960.48 mi
24 hours0° 06' 03.9"6.48 mieast0° 07' 56.3"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 55' North
Longitude: 156° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.40 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"976.08 miwest0° 08' 20.5"9.56 misouth976.41 mi
24 hours11° 04' 04.7"743.24 mieast3° 37' 36.2"249.31 misouth788.96 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 PM971 km604 miles524 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 11:04 AM1138 km707 miles614 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Mon 12:04 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmWest W
RecifeMon 11:04 AM1565 km972 miles845 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Mon 12:04 PM1645 km1022 miles888 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaMon 11:04 AM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Mon 11:04 AM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Mon 12:04 PM2595 km1612 miles1401 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresMon 11:04 AM2764 km1718 miles1493 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 11:04 AM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmNorthwest NW
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