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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 35' South
Longitude: 40° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.36 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"957.88 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth957.86 mi
24 hours0° 06' 29.0"6.91 mieast0° 06' 37.2"7.59 misouth10.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 32' North
Longitude: 130° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.22 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 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' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.5"1004.83 miwest0° 11' 39.8"13.36 misouth1004.96 mi
24 hours11° 26' 21.7"791.05 mieast4° 43' 55.0"325.15 misouth855.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Thu 12:32 PM126 km78 miles68 nmNorthwest NW
Vitória *Thu 12:32 PM251 km156 miles135 nmNorth N
Niterói *Thu 12:32 PM273 km170 miles148 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:32 PM283 km176 miles153 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:32 PM475 km295 miles257 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Thu 12:32 PM620 km385 miles335 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Thu 12:32 PM642 km399 miles347 nmWest W
Campinas *Thu 12:32 PM683 km424 miles369 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 12:32 PM1083 km673 miles585 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 11:32 AM1084 km674 miles586 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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