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Day and Night World Map

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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, August 26, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 08' North
Longitude: 41° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.75 meters/second, 1644.3 km/hour, 1021.7 miles/hour or 887.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.03 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.03 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1021.69 miwest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 misouth1021.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.7"4.95 miwest0° 21' 03.9"24.13 misouth24.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 54' South
Longitude: 72° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.61 meters/second, 1499.8 km/hour, 931.9 miles/hour or 809.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.53 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 24' 59.6"931.69 miwest0° 02' 51.9"3.28 minorth931.84 mi
24 hours13° 48' 32.7"892.46 mieast1° 44' 35.7"119.92 minorth905.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneSun 11:48 AM1290 km802 miles697 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 11:48 AM1476 km917 miles797 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ParamariboSun 11:48 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM1577 km980 miles851 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownSun 10:48 AM1832 km1138 miles989 nmWest W
BridgetownSun 10:48 AM1964 km1220 miles1060 nmWest-northwest WNW
PraiaSun 1:48 PM2062 km1281 miles1113 nmEast-northeast ENE
CastriesSun 10:48 AM2125 km1321 miles1148 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownSun 10:48 AM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceSun 10:48 AM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmWest-northwest WNW
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