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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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' South, Longitude: 28° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.69 meters/second, 1532.5 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.88 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth951.88 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.3"7.88 mieast0° 00' 39.0"0.75 misouth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 36' North, Longitude: 52° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.60 meters/second, 1618.5 km/hour, 1005.7 miles/hour or 873.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.2"1005.72 miwest0° 11' 29.3"13.16 minorth1005.79 mi
24 hours10° 55' 06.7"755.26 mieast4° 29' 12.5"308.31 minorth814.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:52 AM1459 km906 miles788 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 10:52 AM1535 km954 miles829 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Wed 11:52 AM1807 km1123 miles975 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:52 AM1811 km1125 miles978 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Wed 11:52 AM2157 km1340 miles1164 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:52 AM2411 km1498 miles1302 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownWed 1:52 PM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Wed 10:52 AM2914 km1811 miles1574 nmWest W
Montevideo *Wed 11:52 AM2926 km1818 miles1580 nmWest-southwest WSW
Buenos AiresWed 10:52 AM3110 km1932 miles1679 nmWest-southwest WSW
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