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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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 23° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.41 meters/second, 1538.7 km/hour, 956.1 miles/hour or 830.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.73 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 misouth955.72 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.7"7.26 mieast0° 05' 17.9"6.08 misouth9.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 11' South, Longitude: 78° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.02 meters/second, 1573.3 km/hour, 977.6 miles/hour or 849.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.29 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 16.4"977.40 miwest0° 10' 33.7"12.10 misouth977.15 mi
24 hours13° 31' 19.2"914.36 mieast3° 53' 08.1"267.15 misouth945.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 10:26 AM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:26 AM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmWest W
RecifeSun 10:26 AM2030 km1262 miles1096 nmNorthwest NW
JamestownSun 1:26 PM2031 km1262 miles1097 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Paulo *Sun 11:26 AM2353 km1462 miles1270 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 10:26 AM2660 km1653 miles1436 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Sun 11:26 AM2662 km1654 miles1437 nmWest-northwest WNW
Montevideo *Sun 11:26 AM3422 km2127 miles1848 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Sun 10:26 AM3459 km2149 miles1868 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaSun 1:26 PM3519 km2187 miles1900 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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