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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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 00' North
Longitude: 39° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 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"1037.89 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.89 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.1"6.05 miwest0° 23' 21.4"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 54' South
Longitude: 47° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.60 meters/second, 1499.8 km/hour, 931.9 miles/hour or 809.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.53 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.0"931.68 miwest0° 02' 03.3"2.36 minorth931.79 mi
24 hours13° 48' 44.3"892.74 mieast1° 25' 16.3"97.77 minorth902.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaSat 11:28 AM420 km261 miles227 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaSat 12:28 PM864 km537 miles466 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSat 11:28 AM1013 km629 miles547 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémSat 11:28 AM1052 km654 miles568 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 11:28 AM1436 km892 miles776 nmSouth S
CayenneSat 11:28 AM1565 km972 miles845 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboSat 11:28 AM1893 km1177 miles1022 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSat 11:28 AM1994 km1239 miles1077 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownSat 10:28 AM2243 km1394 miles1211 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausSat 10:28 AM2349 km1460 miles1268 nmWest W
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