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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 = Monday, March 12, 2012 at 3:48:00 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 Monday, March 12, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 59' South, Longitude: 54° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.29 meters/second, 1667.9 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 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' 10.1"1036.35 miWest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 miNorth1036.36 mi
24 hours0° 04' 06.4"4.73 miWest0° 23' 38.9"27.08 miNorth27.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 12, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 26' South, Longitude: 179° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.39 meters/second, 1513.4 km/hour, 940.4 miles/hour or 817.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.67 miWest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 miSouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 24' 38.9"940.07 miWest0° 06' 35.6"7.56 miSouth939.78 mi
24 hours14° 12' 48.7"927.21 miEast1° 59' 32.1"137.05 miSouth931.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémMon 12:48 PM64 km40 miles34 nmNorth N
São Félix do XinguMon 12:48 PM498 km309 miles269 nmSoutheast SE
ManausMon 11:48 AM603 km375 miles326 nmWest W
BelémMon 12:48 PM703 km437 miles380 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneMon 12:48 PM912 km566 miles492 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniMon 12:48 PM941 km584 miles508 nmNorth N
ParamariboMon 12:48 PM976 km606 miles527 nmNorth N
GeorgetownMon 11:48 AM1154 km717 miles623 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaMon 12:48 PM1597 km992 miles862 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio BrancoMon 11:48 AM1653 km1027 miles893 nmWest-southwest WSW

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