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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 15:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 57° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.34 meters/second, 1542.0 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"957.84 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 misouth957.82 mi
24 hours0° 06' 29.3"6.91 mieast0° 06' 35.9"7.57 misouth10.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 15:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 18' North, Longitude: 147° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.24 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.3 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' 49.1"1004.88 miwest0° 11' 41.3"13.39 misouth1005.01 mi
24 hours11° 27' 35.1"792.53 mieast4° 44' 12.8"325.49 misouth856.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fuerte Olimpo *Thu 12:42 PM171 km107 miles93 nmNorth N
Pedro Juan Caballero *Thu 12:42 PM229 km142 miles124 nmEast E
Asuncion *Thu 12:42 PM300 km187 miles162 nmSouth S
Ciudad del Este *Thu 12:42 PM470 km292 miles254 nmSoutheast SE
Foz do Iguaçu *Thu 1:42 PM474 km294 miles256 nmSoutheast SE
Encarnación *Thu 12:42 PM566 km352 miles306 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 11:42 AM756 km470 miles408 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SaltaThu 12:42 PM797 km495 miles430 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreThu 11:42 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest-northwest WNW
TucumánThu 12:42 PM871 km541 miles470 nmSouthwest SW
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