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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 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 AM759 km472 miles410 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:28 PM1003 km624 miles542 nmSoutheast SE
BelémFri 11:28 AM1255 km780 miles678 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeFri 11:28 AM1291 km802 miles697 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CayenneFri 11:28 AM1587 km986 miles857 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM1778 km1105 miles960 nmSouth S
ParamariboFri 11:28 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmWest W
PraiaFri 1:28 PM2070 km1286 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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