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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 20, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 28° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.66 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 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"951.80 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth951.80 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.0"7.89 mieast0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' North, Longitude: 63° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.18 meters/second, 1613.4 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 58.6"1002.52 miwest0° 10' 51.1"12.43 minorth1002.46 mi
24 hours10° 46' 13.7"742.13 mieast4° 09' 43.5"286.03 minorth792.50 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 *Thu 11:52 AM1471 km914 miles795 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:52 AM1544 km959 miles834 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeThu 10:52 AM1816 km1129 miles981 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 11:52 AM1819 km1130 miles982 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 11:52 AM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 10:52 AM2418 km1503 miles1306 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownThu 1:52 PM2556 km1588 miles1380 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Thu 10:52 AM2926 km1818 miles1580 nmWest W
Montevideo *Thu 11:52 AM2937 km1825 miles1586 nmWest-southwest WSW
Buenos AiresThu 10:52 AM3120 km1939 miles1685 nmWest-southwest WSW
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