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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 03' South
Longitude: 23° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.87 meters/second, 1536.7 km/hour, 954.9 miles/hour or 829.8 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' 42.4"954.53 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth954.52 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.4"7.46 mieast0° 04' 23.2"5.03 misouth8.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 00' South
Longitude: 50° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.68 meters/second, 1514.5 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.68 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 22' 58.7"940.78 miwest0° 05' 47.3"6.64 misouth940.53 mi
24 hours15° 04' 56.1"986.49 mieast1° 38' 56.6"113.44 misouth987.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 10:26 AM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownTue 1:26 PM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 11:26 AM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmWest W
RecifeTue 10:26 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Tue 11:26 AM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmWest W
Brasilia *Tue 11:26 AM2689 km1671 miles1452 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 10:26 AM2689 km1671 miles1452 nmNorthwest NW
Montevideo *Tue 11:26 AM3433 km2133 miles1854 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Tue 10:26 AM3478 km2161 miles1878 nmWest W
MonroviaTue 1:26 PM3527 km2191 miles1904 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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