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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 13:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 26° 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"955.10 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 misouth955.09 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.9"7.36 mieast0° 04' 50.3"5.55 misouth9.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 13:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 06' South
Longitude: 67° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.48 meters/second, 1542.5 km/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.97 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.9"958.24 miwest0° 08' 36.9"9.87 misouth957.95 mi
24 hours14° 24' 22.2"957.55 mieast2° 55' 43.3"201.42 misouth971.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 10:36 AM1721 km1070 miles929 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:36 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmWest W
RecifeMon 10:36 AM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Mon 11:36 AM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmWest W
JamestownMon 1:36 PM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmEast-northeast ENE
Brasilia *Mon 11:36 AM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaMon 10:36 AM2521 km1566 miles1361 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Mon 11:36 AM3207 km1993 miles1732 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Mon 10:36 AM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmWest W
Buenos AiresMon 10:36 AM3394 km2109 miles1832 nmWest-southwest WSW
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