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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 areas 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 2:48:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 43° 46' West

The ground speed is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.2 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 02' South, Longitude: 29° 07' East

The ground speed is currently 415.95 meters/second, 1497.4 kilometres/hour, 930.4 miles/hour or 808.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.51 miWest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 miSouth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 19.0"930.13 miWest0° 01' 15.6"1.45 miSouth930.07 mi
24 hours14° 10' 50.0"915.63 miEast0° 08' 45.0"10.03 miNorth916.13 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BelémFri 11:48 AM561 km348 miles303 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 11:48 AM741 km460 miles400 nmSoutheast SE
CayenneFri 11:48 AM1076 km669 miles581 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 11:48 AM1357 km843 miles733 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboFri 11:48 AM1401 km871 miles756 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorFri 11:48 AM1590 km988 miles858 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownFri 10:48 AM1749 km1086 miles944 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaFri 11:48 AM1846 km1147 miles997 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManausFri 10:48 AM1849 km1149 miles998 nmWest-southwest WSW
BridgetownFri 10:48 AM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmNorthwest NW

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