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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 15:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 28' South, Longitude: 55° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.71 meters/second, 1543.4 km/hour, 959.0 miles/hour or 833.3 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"958.60 miwest0° 00' 18.0"0.35 misouth958.58 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.4"6.78 mieast0° 07' 02.7"8.08 misouth10.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 15:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 53' North, Longitude: 155° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.28 meters/second, 1610.2 km/hour, 1000.5 miles/hour or 869.4 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' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.1"1000.42 miwest0° 10' 58.6"12.57 misouth1000.66 mi
24 hours11° 08' 24.7"766.54 mieast4° 32' 25.3"311.97 misouth829.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Wed 12:32 PM47 km29 miles25 nmWest W
Campo Grande *Wed 12:32 PM240 km149 miles130 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Ciudad del Este *Wed 12:32 PM344 km214 miles186 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Foz do Iguaçu *Wed 1:32 PM348 km216 miles188 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Asuncion *Wed 12:32 PM393 km244 miles212 nmSouthwest SW
Encarnación *Wed 12:32 PM542 km337 miles293 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Wed 1:32 PM895 km556 miles483 nmEast E
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:32 AM900 km559 miles486 nmNorthwest NW
Criciúma *Wed 1:32 PM909 km565 miles491 nmSoutheast SE
Porto Alegre *Wed 1:32 PM931 km578 miles503 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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