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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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 15:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 35' South
Longitude: 52° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.35 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.6 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"957.85 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth957.83 mi
24 hours0° 06' 29.3"6.91 mieast0° 06' 36.2"7.58 misouth10.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 15:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 22' North
Longitude: 142° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.23 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' 31.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.7"1004.87 miwest0° 11' 40.9"13.38 misouth1005.00 mi
24 hours11° 27' 14.0"792.11 mieast4° 44' 07.8"325.39 misouth856.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Londrina *Thu 1:22 PM205 km128 miles111 nmEast-southeast ESE
Ciudad del Este *Thu 12:22 PM365 km227 miles197 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Foz do Iguaçu *Thu 1:22 PM367 km228 miles198 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Curitiba *Thu 1:22 PM488 km303 miles264 nmSoutheast SE
Asuncion *Thu 12:22 PM562 km349 miles304 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pirassununga *Thu 1:22 PM574 km356 miles310 nmEast E
Encarnación *Thu 12:22 PM602 km374 miles325 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Campinas *Thu 1:22 PM603 km374 miles325 nmEast E
São Paulo *Thu 1:22 PM657 km408 miles355 nmEast E
Criciúma *Thu 1:22 PM765 km476 miles413 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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