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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

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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 Latitude: 0° 00' North, Longitude: 38° 52' 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"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 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 Latitude: 20° 54' South, Longitude: 48° 06' 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"931.61 miwest0° 02' 03.3"2.36 minorth931.72 mi
24 hours13° 48' 45.6"892.69 mieast1° 25' 12.9"97.70 minorth902.12 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 AM416 km259 miles225 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaSat 12:28 PM837 km520 miles452 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSat 11:28 AM999 km621 miles539 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémSat 11:28 AM1083 km673 miles585 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 11:28 AM1435 km892 miles775 nmSouth S
CayenneSat 11:28 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboSat 11:28 AM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSat 11:28 AM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownSat 10:28 AM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmWest-northwest WNW
PraiaSat 1:28 PM2360 km1467 miles1275 nmNortheast NE
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