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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 = Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2:48:00 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 Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 08' North, Longitude: 41° 35' 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"1021.62 miWest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 miSouth1021.64 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 Latitude: 20° 55' South, Longitude: 73° 15' 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"931.62 miWest0° 02' 51.6"3.28 miNorth931.77 mi
24 hours13° 48' 34.0"892.41 miEast1° 44' 32.3"119.85 miNorth905.40 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 AM1318 km819 miles711 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSun 11:48 AM1490 km926 miles805 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboSun 11:48 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmWest-southwest WSW
GeorgetownSun 10:48 AM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmWest W
BridgetownSun 10:48 AM1994 km1239 miles1077 nmWest-northwest WNW
PraiaSun 1:48 PM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSun 11:48 AM2143 km1332 miles1157 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CastriesSun 10:48 AM2156 km1339 miles1164 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownSun 10:48 AM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmWest W

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