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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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 20° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.13 meters/second, 1537.7 km/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"955.05 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.03 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.8"7.36 mieast0° 04' 50.8"5.56 misouth9.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 03' South, Longitude: 62° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.60 meters/second, 1543.0 km/hour, 958.8 miles/hour or 833.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.98 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 25' 01.9"958.46 miwest0° 08' 39.0"9.91 misouth958.16 mi
24 hours14° 23' 39.0"956.93 mieast2° 56' 42.9"202.55 misouth970.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 1:16 PM1758 km1093 miles949 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorMon 10:16 AM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeMon 10:16 AM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:16 AM2299 km1428 miles1241 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 11:16 AM2646 km1644 miles1429 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 10:16 AM2866 km1781 miles1548 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Mon 11:16 AM2954 km1836 miles1595 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 1:16 PM3416 km2122 miles1844 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 1:16 PM3575 km2221 miles1930 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanMon 1:16 PM3620 km2249 miles1955 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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