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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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 27' South
Longitude: 26° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.74 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.99 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.3"958.73 miwest0° 00' 18.1"0.35 misouth958.72 mi
24 hours0° 06' 20.7"6.77 mieast0° 07' 04.7"8.12 misouth10.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 14' North
Longitude: 127° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.00 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.4"999.86 miwest0° 10' 54.0"12.49 misouth1000.11 mi
24 hours11° 07' 24.8"764.94 mieast4° 30' 59.5"310.36 misouth827.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorWed 10:34 AM1683 km1045 miles909 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:34 AM1758 km1092 miles949 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:34 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:34 AM2110 km1311 miles1139 nmWest W
JamestownWed 1:34 PM2257 km1402 miles1219 nmEast-northeast ENE
Brasilia *Wed 11:34 AM2407 km1496 miles1300 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:34 AM2471 km1535 miles1334 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Wed 10:34 AM3223 km2003 miles1740 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 11:34 AM3232 km2009 miles1745 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 10:34 AM3359 km2087 miles1814 nmNorthwest NW
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