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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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 20' South
Longitude: 46° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.11 meters/second, 1544.8 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 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"959.55 miwest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 misouth959.54 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.9"6.63 mieast0° 07' 29.5"8.59 misouth10.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 09' North
Longitude: 157° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.67 meters/second, 1593.6 km/hour, 990.2 miles/hour or 860.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.1"990.14 miwest0° 09' 50.7"11.28 misouth990.46 mi
24 hours11° 01' 12.5"750.43 mieast4° 09' 43.9"286.06 misouth807.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campinas *Tue 12:54 PM114 km71 miles62 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pirassununga *Tue 12:54 PM135 km84 miles73 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Tue 12:54 PM144 km90 miles78 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santos *Tue 12:54 PM181 km113 miles98 nmSouth S
Sorocaba *Tue 12:54 PM183 km113 miles99 nmSouthwest SW
Ribeirão Prêto *Tue 12:54 PM214 km133 miles116 nmNorthwest NW
Volta Redonda *Tue 12:54 PM216 km134 miles116 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:54 PM315 km195 miles170 nmEast-southeast ESE
Niterói *Tue 12:54 PM322 km200 miles174 nmEast-southeast ESE
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:54 PM371 km231 miles200 nmNortheast NE
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