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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 = Friday, September 14, 2012 at 2:28:00 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 Friday, September 14, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 06' North, Longitude: 38° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.27 meters/second, 1667.8 km/hour, 1036.3 miles/hour or 900.5 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 miSouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1036.30 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1036.30 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.7"6.13 miWest0° 23' 06.2"26.46 miSouth27.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 14, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 46' North, Longitude: 58° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.30 meters/second, 1606.7 km/hour, 998.3 miles/hour or 867.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.64 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.5"998.21 miWest0° 11' 57.7"13.70 miSouth998.48 mi
24 hours11° 58' 44.2"824.42 miEast4° 56' 29.5"339.53 miSouth893.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaFri 11:28 AM757 km470 miles409 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:28 PM999 km620 miles539 nmSoutheast SE
BelémFri 11:28 AM1254 km779 miles677 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeFri 11:28 AM1286 km799 miles694 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CayenneFri 11:28 AM1587 km986 miles857 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM1779 km1106 miles961 nmSouth S
ParamariboFri 11:28 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmWest W
PraiaFri 1:28 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownFri 10:28 AM2256 km1402 miles1218 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaFri 11:28 AM2349 km1459 miles1268 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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