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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 17° 32' West

The ground speed is currently 425.95 meters/second, 1533.4 kilometres/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 828.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.40 miWest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 miSouth952.39 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.1"7.79 miEast0° 02' 04.6"2.38 miSouth8.14 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 07' South, Longitude: 28° 11' East

The ground speed is currently 435.40 meters/second, 1567.4 kilometres/hour, 974.0 miles/hour or 846.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.23 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.2"973.82 miWest0° 10' 08.7"11.62 miNorth974.22 mi
24 hours12° 38' 50.8"852.06 miEast4° 18' 10.7"295.76 miNorth908.18 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 1:06 PM1485 km923 miles802 nm ENE
SalvadorSun 10:06 AM2491 km1548 miles1345 nm WNW
RecifeSun 10:06 AM2510 km1559 miles1355 nm NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:06 AM2624 km1630 miles1417 nm W
São Paulo *Sun 11:06 AM2969 km1845 miles1603 nm W
FortalezaSun 10:06 AM3132 km1946 miles1691 nm NW
Brasilia *Sun 11:06 AM3285 km2041 miles1774 nm W
MonroviaSun 1:06 PM3361 km2089 miles1815 nm NNE
AbidjanSun 1:06 PM3494 km2171 miles1887 nm NNE
Windhoek *Sun 3:06 PM3542 km2201 miles1912 nm E