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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 14:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 59' South
Longitude: 38° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.12 meters/second, 1537.6 km/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.2 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"955.08 miwest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 misouth955.07 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.1"7.37 mieast0° 04' 49.4"5.53 misouth9.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 14:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 13' South
Longitude: 79° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.18 meters/second, 1541.5 km/hour, 957.8 miles/hour or 832.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.96 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.4"957.58 miwest0° 08' 31.9"9.78 misouth957.28 mi
24 hours14° 26' 03.9"958.84 mieast2° 53' 21.1"198.71 misouth971.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Mon 12:26 PM350 km218 miles189 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Niterói *Mon 12:26 PM470 km292 miles254 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:26 PM479 km297 miles258 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Mon 12:26 PM663 km412 miles358 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Mon 12:26 PM833 km518 miles450 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 11:26 AM1108 km688 miles598 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Mon 12:26 PM1264 km785 miles683 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 11:26 AM1691 km1051 miles913 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Mon 11:26 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 11:26 AM2127 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth N
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