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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 14:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 40° 11' 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"957.81 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth957.80 mi
24 hours0° 06' 28.9"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 Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 130° 06' 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"1004.76 miwest0° 11' 39.8"13.36 misouth1004.89 mi
24 hours11° 26' 20.6"790.97 mieast4° 43' 54.8"325.12 misouth855.16 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 PM147 km92 miles80 nmNorthwest NW
Macaé *Thu 12:32 PM166 km103 miles90 nmWest W
Vitória *Thu 12:32 PM251 km156 miles136 nmNorth N
Niterói *Thu 12:32 PM302 km188 miles163 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:32 PM311 km193 miles168 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:32 PM497 km309 miles268 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Thu 12:32 PM648 km403 miles350 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Thu 12:32 PM670 km416 miles362 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 11:32 AM1079 km670 miles583 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Thu 12:32 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmNorthwest NW
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