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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 41' South
Longitude: 34° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.6"957.12 miwest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 misouth957.10 mi
24 hours0° 06' 36.4"7.03 mieast0° 06' 10.9"7.09 misouth9.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 07' South
Longitude: 113° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.19 meters/second, 1613.5 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.0"1002.52 miwest0° 11' 55.2"13.65 misouth1002.51 mi
24 hours11° 57' 08.7"825.59 mieast4° 43' 37.7"324.85 misouth884.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Fri 12:08 PM674 km419 miles364 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 12:08 PM907 km563 miles490 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:08 AM1161 km722 miles627 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Fri 12:08 PM1261 km784 miles681 nmWest W
Brasilia *Fri 12:08 PM1613 km1002 miles871 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 11:08 AM1615 km1004 miles872 nmNorth N
FortalezaFri 11:08 AM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Fri 11:08 AM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 12:08 PM2515 km1563 miles1358 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 11:08 AM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmSouthwest SW
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