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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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 28' South, Longitude: 43° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.72 meters/second, 1543.4 km/hour, 959.0 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"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.3"958.63 miwest0° 00' 18.1"0.35 misouth958.61 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.1"6.77 mieast0° 07' 03.4"8.10 misouth10.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 02' North, Longitude: 144° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.17 meters/second, 1609.8 km/hour, 1000.3 miles/hour or 869.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.67 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.7"1000.17 miwest0° 10' 56.7"12.54 misouth1000.41 mi
24 hours11° 07' 59.6"765.85 mieast4° 31' 50.4"311.31 misouth828.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Niterói *Wed 12:44 PM52 km32 miles28 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:44 PM57 km35 miles31 nmSouth S
Juiz de Fora *Wed 12:44 PM76 km47 miles41 nmNorth N
Volta Redonda *Wed 12:44 PM82 km51 miles44 nmWest W
Macaé *Wed 12:44 PM155 km96 miles84 nmEast E
Campos *Wed 12:44 PM220 km137 miles119 nmEast-northeast ENE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:44 PM307 km191 miles166 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santos *Wed 12:44 PM354 km220 miles191 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Wed 12:44 PM364 km226 miles197 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vitória *Wed 12:44 PM386 km240 miles209 nmNortheast NE
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