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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 21, 2012 at 2:38:00 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 21, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 41° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.79 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.79 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.6"6.08 miWest0° 23' 20.8"26.74 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 02' South, Longitude: 31° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.95 meters/second, 1497.4 km/hour, 930.5 miles/hour or 808.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.51 miWest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 miSouth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 18.9"930.15 miWest0° 01' 16.9"1.47 miSouth930.09 mi
24 hours14° 10' 56.0"915.76 miEast0° 08' 11.4"9.39 miNorth916.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaFri 11:38 AM547 km340 miles295 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémFri 11:38 AM828 km514 miles447 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeFri 11:38 AM1177 km731 miles635 nmSoutheast SE
CayenneFri 11:38 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 11:38 AM1509 km938 miles815 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboFri 11:38 AM1656 km1029 miles894 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaFri 11:38 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownFri 10:38 AM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausFri 10:38 AM2122 km1319 miles1146 nmWest W
BridgetownFri 10:38 AM2464 km1531 miles1330 nmNorthwest NW

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