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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 = Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:28:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 AM415 km258 miles224 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaSat 12:28 PM833 km518 miles450 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeSat 11:28 AM994 km618 miles537 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémSat 11:28 AM1081 km672 miles584 nmWest W
SalvadorSat 11:28 AM1437 km893 miles776 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 PM2361 km1467 miles1275 nmNortheast NE

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