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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 = Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 3:48:00 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 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 58° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.78 meters/second, 1669.6 km/hour, 1037.4 miles/hour or 901.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.44 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1037.45 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.5"6.14 miWest0° 23' 16.9"26.66 miSouth27.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' South, Longitude: 27° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.65 meters/second, 1561.1 km/hour, 970.0 miles/hour or 842.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.17 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miSouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 26' 26.7"969.79 miWest0° 10' 03.3"11.52 miSouth969.51 mi
24 hours13° 39' 36.6"917.38 miEast3° 34' 12.2"245.47 miSouth942.25 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Boa VistaTue 11:48 AM279 km173 miles151 nmWest-northwest WNW
LindenTue 11:48 AM497 km309 miles268 nmNorth N
Nieuw NickerieTue 12:48 PM515 km320 miles278 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamTue 11:48 AM532 km331 miles287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManausTue 11:48 AM541 km336 miles292 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownTue 11:48 AM585 km363 miles316 nmNorth N
ParamariboTue 12:48 PM602 km374 miles325 nmNortheast NE
SantarémTue 12:48 PM608 km378 miles329 nmSoutheast SE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniTue 12:48 PM663 km412 miles358 nmNortheast NE
CayenneTue 12:48 PM783 km486 miles423 nmEast-northeast ENE

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