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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

UTC time = Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:48:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 24' South, Longitude: 39° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.11 meters/second, 1667.2 km/hour, 1035.9 miles/hour or 900.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.0"1035.93 miWest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 miNorth1035.94 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.2"4.65 miWest0° 23' 36.7"27.04 miNorth27.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 60' South, Longitude: 179° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.95 meters/second, 1544.2 km/hour, 959.5 miles/hour or 833.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"15.99 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miSouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 25' 31.7"959.24 miWest0° 09' 41.9"11.11 miSouth958.92 mi
24 hours13° 57' 57.0"928.69 miEast3° 19' 48.3"229.01 miSouth948.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SobralSun 11:48 AM96 km60 miles52 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM118 km73 miles64 nmEast-southeast ESE
NatalSun 11:48 AM549 km341 miles296 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSun 11:48 AM727 km452 miles393 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:48 PM791 km491 miles427 nmEast E
BelémSun 11:48 AM1017 km632 miles549 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:48 AM1066 km663 miles576 nmSouth S
BrasiliaSun 11:48 AM1648 km1024 miles890 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSun 11:48 AM1696 km1054 miles916 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboSun 11:48 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmWest-northwest WNW

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