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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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 17° 49' West

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.46 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth952.46 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: 27° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.41 meters/second, 1567.5 km/hour, 974.0 miles/hour or 846.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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' 19.3"973.90 miwest0° 10' 08.7"11.63 minorth974.30 mi
24 hours12° 38' 48.5"852.08 mieast4° 18' 12.0"295.80 minorth908.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 1:06 PM1510 km938 miles815 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorSun 10:06 AM2466 km1532 miles1332 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 10:06 AM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:06 AM2595 km1613 miles1401 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 11:06 AM2940 km1827 miles1588 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 10:06 AM3113 km1935 miles1681 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Sun 11:06 AM3257 km2024 miles1759 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 1:06 PM3368 km2093 miles1819 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSun 1:06 PM3507 km2179 miles1894 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 1:06 PM3556 km2210 miles1920 nmNorth N
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