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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 31, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 02' South
Longitude: 55° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.94 meters/second, 1537.0 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.69 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 minorth954.70 mi
24 hours0° 07' 03.0"7.49 mieast0° 04' 59.3"5.72 minorth9.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 31, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 03' North
Longitude: 160° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.33 meters/second, 1588.8 km/hour, 987.2 miles/hour or 857.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.45 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.2"987.16 miwest0° 09' 32.8"10.94 misouth987.48 mi
24 hours11° 00' 30.4"747.46 mieast4° 02' 44.7"278.06 misouth801.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Mon 12:46 PM59 km37 miles32 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Mon 12:46 PM302 km188 miles163 nmSouthwest SW
Ciudad del Este *Mon 12:46 PM307 km191 miles166 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Foz do Iguaçu *Mon 1:46 PM311 km193 miles168 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Encarnación *Mon 12:46 PM476 km296 miles257 nmSouth S
Porto Alegre *Mon 1:46 PM907 km564 miles490 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Criciúma *Mon 1:46 PM909 km565 miles491 nmSoutheast SE
São Paulo *Mon 1:46 PM955 km594 miles516 nmEast E
SaltaMon 12:46 PM981 km609 miles530 nmWest-southwest WSW
TucumánMon 12:46 PM1025 km637 miles553 nmWest-southwest WSW
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