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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 13:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 23° 15' 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"955.04 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.03 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.8"7.36 mieast0° 04' 50.6"5.56 misouth9.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 04' South, Longitude: 64° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.54 meters/second, 1542.8 km/hour, 958.6 miles/hour or 833.0 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' 01.1"958.33 miwest0° 08' 38.0"9.89 misouth958.03 mi
24 hours14° 23' 59.4"957.19 mieast2° 56' 14.8"202.01 misouth970.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 10:26 AM1955 km1215 miles1056 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownMon 1:26 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:26 AM2043 km1270 miles1103 nmWest W
RecifeMon 10:26 AM2063 km1282 miles1114 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Mon 11:26 AM2392 km1486 miles1291 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 10:26 AM2693 km1674 miles1454 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Mon 11:26 AM2703 km1680 miles1460 nmWest-northwest WNW
Montevideo *Mon 11:26 AM3452 km2145 miles1864 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Mon 10:26 AM3496 km2172 miles1888 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaMon 1:26 PM3512 km2182 miles1896 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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