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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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 28° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.13 meters/second, 1544.9 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.5"959.60 miwest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 misouth959.58 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.5"6.63 mieast0° 07' 30.8"8.62 misouth10.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 21' North, Longitude: 140° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.40 meters/second, 1592.6 km/hour, 989.6 miles/hour or 860.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.9"989.54 miwest0° 09' 46.8"11.21 misouth989.86 mi
24 hours11° 01' 08.3"749.90 mieast4° 08' 25.2"284.56 misouth806.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 10:44 AM1468 km912 miles793 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 11:44 AM1492 km927 miles806 nmWest W
RecifeTue 10:44 AM1710 km1062 miles923 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Tue 11:44 AM1846 km1147 miles997 nmWest W
Brasilia *Tue 11:44 AM2145 km1333 miles1158 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 10:44 AM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownTue 1:44 PM2514 km1562 miles1357 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Tue 10:44 AM2964 km1842 miles1600 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 11:44 AM3014 km1873 miles1628 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémTue 10:44 AM3152 km1959 miles1702 nmNorthwest NW
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