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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 Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 24' South, Longitude: 39° 49' 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"1036.00 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1036.01 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° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.94 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"959.29 miwest0° 09' 41.7"11.11 misouth958.97 mi
24 hours13° 57' 58.0"928.76 mieast3° 19' 44.9"228.97 misouth948.52 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 AM70 km44 miles38 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM142 km88 miles77 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParnaíbaSun 11:48 AM223 km138 miles120 nmWest-northwest WNW
NatalSun 11:48 AM570 km354 miles308 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSun 11:48 AM754 km468 miles407 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:48 PM823 km512 miles444 nmEast E
BelémSun 11:48 AM988 km614 miles534 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:48 AM1069 km664 miles577 nmSouth S
BrasiliaSun 11:48 AM1632 km1014 miles881 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSun 11:48 AM1670 km1037 miles902 nmWest-northwest WNW
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