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Day and Night World Map

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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 21, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 23' North
Longitude: 44° 03' 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"1037.86 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.86 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 02' South
Longitude: 28° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.94 meters/second, 1497.4 km/hour, 930.4 miles/hour or 808.5 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' 01.2"0.03 misouth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 24' 19.0"930.19 miwest0° 01' 15.5"1.44 misouth930.13 mi
24 hours14° 10' 49.4"915.68 mieast0° 08' 48.8"10.11 minorth916.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BelémFri 11:48 AM533 km331 miles288 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaFri 11:48 AM761 km473 miles411 nmSoutheast SE
CayenneFri 11:48 AM1049 km652 miles566 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboFri 11:48 AM1373 km853 miles741 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 11:48 AM1384 km860 miles747 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorFri 11:48 AM1600 km994 miles864 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownFri 10:48 AM1720 km1069 miles929 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausFri 10:48 AM1819 km1130 miles982 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaFri 11:48 AM1839 km1142 miles993 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BridgetownFri 10:48 AM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmNorthwest NW
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