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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 Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 15:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 47° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 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"951.72 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.6"7.88 mieast0° 00' 11.7"0.23 minorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 15:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 15' North, Longitude: 179° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.59 meters/second, 1589.7 km/hour, 987.8 miles/hour or 858.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.4"16.46 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 33' 28.0"987.67 miwest0° 08' 13.5"9.42 misouth987.94 mi
24 hours349° 27' 59.9"714.66 miwest3° 29' 32.0"240.01 misouth757.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Sorocaba *Sat 1:10 PM50 km31 miles27 nmEast E
Campinas *Sat 1:10 PM104 km65 miles56 nmNortheast NE
São Paulo *Sat 1:10 PM134 km83 miles72 nmEast E
Pirassununga *Sat 1:10 PM168 km104 miles91 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Bauru *Sat 1:10 PM173 km108 miles93 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Sat 1:10 PM174 km108 miles94 nmEast-southeast ESE
São José dos Campos *Sat 1:10 PM210 km130 miles113 nmEast E
Curitiba *Sat 1:10 PM256 km159 miles138 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 1:10 PM489 km304 miles264 nmEast E
Niterói *Sat 1:10 PM499 km310 miles269 nmEast E
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