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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, August 25, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 29' North, Longitude: 39° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.24 meters/second, 1642.5 km/hour, 1020.6 miles/hour or 886.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1020.48 miwest0° 00' 52.0"0.99 misouth1020.50 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.7"4.83 miwest0° 20' 54.3"23.95 misouth24.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 22' South, Longitude: 61° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.14 meters/second, 1494.5 km/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 807.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.48 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 24' 33.3"928.32 miwest0° 00' 30.7"0.59 misouth928.30 mi
24 hours14° 07' 13.0"909.72 mieast0° 26' 34.6"30.48 minorth911.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaSat 11:38 AM1574 km978 miles850 nmSouth S
CayenneSat 11:38 AM1592 km989 miles859 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 11:38 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmSouthwest SW
PraiaSat 1:38 PM1752 km1089 miles946 nmEast-northeast ENE
ParamariboSat 11:38 AM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeSat 11:38 AM2104 km1308 miles1136 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownSat 10:38 AM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmWest W
BridgetownSat 10:38 AM2264 km1407 miles1222 nmWest W
DakarSat 2:38 PM2389 km1484 miles1290 nmEast-northeast ENE
CastriesSat 10:38 AM2422 km1505 miles1308 nmWest-northwest WNW
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