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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 Monday, March 12, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 59' South, Longitude: 54° 53' 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"1036.42 miwest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 minorth1036.43 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° 52' 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' 38.8"940.12 miwest0° 06' 35.5"7.56 misouth939.83 mi
24 hours14° 12' 49.1"927.27 mieast1° 59' 28.3"136.99 misouth931.51 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 PM65 km41 miles35 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Félix do XinguMon 12:48 PM516 km321 miles279 nmSoutheast SE
ManausMon 11:48 AM572 km355 miles309 nmWest W
BelémMon 12:48 PM731 km455 miles395 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneMon 12:48 PM921 km572 miles497 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniMon 12:48 PM943 km586 miles509 nmNorth N
ParamariboMon 12:48 PM974 km605 miles526 nmNorth N
Nieuw NickerieMon 12:48 PM1014 km630 miles548 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GeorgetownMon 11:48 AM1143 km710 miles617 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaMon 12:48 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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