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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 14:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 00' South
Longitude: 46° 39' 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 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 53' South
Longitude: 40° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.66 meters/second, 1500.0 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"15.54 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 24' 56.2"931.81 miwest0° 02' 07.4"2.44 minorth931.92 mi
24 hours13° 48' 07.1"892.17 mieast1° 26' 47.8"99.52 minorth901.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BelémSat 11:58 AM260 km162 miles140 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneSat 11:58 AM836 km519 miles451 nmNorthwest NW
FortalezaSat 11:58 AM987 km614 miles533 nmEast-southeast ESE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 11:58 AM1022 km635 miles552 nmNorthwest NW
ParamariboSat 11:58 AM1145 km712 miles618 nmNorthwest NW
GeorgetownSat 10:58 AM1485 km923 miles802 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausSat 10:58 AM1528 km950 miles825 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeSat 11:58 AM1582 km983 miles854 nmSoutheast SE
SalvadorSat 11:58 AM1693 km1052 miles914 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaSat 11:58 AM1752 km1088 miles946 nmSouth S
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