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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° 28' 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"957.89 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth957.88 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° 36' North, Longitude: 124° 33' 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' 52.2"1004.81 miwest0° 11' 39.3"13.35 misouth1004.94 mi
24 hours11° 25' 57.1"790.54 mieast4° 43' 48.5"325.02 misouth854.76 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 PM660 km410 miles356 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:08 PM897 km557 miles484 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 11:08 AM1146 km712 miles619 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 12:08 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 12:08 PM1597 km993 miles863 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeThu 11:08 AM1603 km996 miles865 nmNorth N
FortalezaThu 11:08 AM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Thu 11:08 AM2375 km1476 miles1283 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Thu 12:08 PM2513 km1562 miles1357 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresThu 11:08 AM2682 km1667 miles1448 nmSouthwest SW
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