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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.

September Equinox 2012

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' South, Longitude: 44° 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' 14.9"6.05 miwest0° 23' 21.4"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' South, Longitude: 43° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.64 meters/second, 1499.9 km/hour, 932.0 miles/hour or 809.9 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' 55.7"931.77 miwest0° 02' 06.0"2.41 minorth931.88 mi
24 hours13° 48' 19.6"892.36 mieast1° 26' 17.3"98.94 minorth901.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BelémSat 11:48 AM509 km316 miles275 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 11:48 AM744 km463 miles402 nmSoutheast SE
CayenneSat 11:48 AM1062 km660 miles573 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 11:48 AM1363 km847 miles736 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboSat 11:48 AM1384 km860 miles747 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 11:48 AM1564 km972 miles844 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownSat 10:48 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSat 11:48 AM1794 km1115 miles969 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManausSat 10:48 AM1800 km1119 miles972 nmWest W
BridgetownSat 10:48 AM2240 km1392 miles1209 nmNorthwest NW
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