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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 42° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.42 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.1"953.52 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth953.51 mi
24 hours0° 07' 11.1"7.62 mieast0° 03' 26.4"3.95 misouth8.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' South, Longitude: 38° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.43 meters/second, 1495.6 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 45.1"929.07 miwest0° 01' 51.2"2.13 minorth929.17 mi
24 hours15° 05' 19.8"976.02 mieast1° 26' 45.9"99.48 minorth985.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Niterói *Thu 12:42 PM101 km63 miles55 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:42 PM107 km67 miles58 nmWest-northwest WNW
Campos *Thu 12:42 PM183 km114 miles99 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Juiz de Fora *Thu 12:42 PM200 km125 miles108 nmNorthwest NW
Volta Redonda *Thu 12:42 PM211 km131 miles114 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vitória *Thu 12:42 PM370 km230 miles200 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:42 PM422 km262 miles228 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santos *Thu 12:42 PM434 km270 miles234 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Thu 12:42 PM459 km285 miles248 nmWest W
Campinas *Thu 12:42 PM507 km315 miles274 nmWest W
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