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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

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 13:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 21° 01' 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"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"955.11 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.10 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 03' South
Longitude: 62° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.60 meters/second, 1542.9 km/hour, 958.7 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' 01.8"958.51 miwest0° 08' 38.9"9.91 misouth958.22 mi
24 hours14° 23' 41.2"957.02 mieast2° 56' 39.9"202.50 misouth970.86 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 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorMon 10:16 AM2152 km1337 miles1162 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeMon 10:16 AM2214 km1376 miles1196 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:16 AM2270 km1411 miles1226 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 11:16 AM2618 km1627 miles1413 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 10:16 AM2846 km1769 miles1537 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Mon 11:16 AM2926 km1818 miles1580 nmWest W
MonroviaMon 1:16 PM3426 km2129 miles1850 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownMon 1:16 PM3582 km2226 miles1934 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanMon 1:16 PM3635 km2259 miles1963 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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