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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 34° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.37 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.83 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth957.81 mi
24 hours0° 06' 28.8"6.90 mieast0° 06' 37.6"7.60 misouth10.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 37' North, Longitude: 124° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.21 meters/second, 1617.1 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.3"1004.74 miwest0° 11' 39.3"13.35 misouth1004.87 mi
24 hours11° 25' 55.9"790.46 mieast4° 43' 48.2"324.99 misouth854.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Thu 12:08 PM686 km426 miles371 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:08 PM925 km575 miles500 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 11:08 AM1157 km719 miles625 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 12:08 PM1280 km795 miles691 nmWest W
RecifeThu 11:08 AM1604 km997 miles866 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Thu 12:08 PM1623 km1009 miles877 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 11:08 AM2136 km1328 miles1154 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Thu 11:08 AM2403 km1493 miles1298 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 12:08 PM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresThu 11:08 AM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmSouthwest SW
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