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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 3:38:00 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 15:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 56° 22' 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' 14.9"6.05 miWest0° 23' 21.4"26.75 miSouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 15:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' South, Longitude: 31° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.73 meters/second, 1500.2 km/hour, 932.2 miles/hour or 810.1 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' 57.7"931.91 miWest0° 02' 12.6"2.54 miNorth932.03 mi
24 hours13° 47' 18.7"891.37 miEast1° 28' 46.1"101.77 miNorth901.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémSat 12:38 PM323 km201 miles175 nmSoutheast SE
ManausSat 11:38 AM532 km331 miles287 nmSouthwest SW
Boa VistaSat 11:38 AM573 km356 miles309 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboSat 12:38 PM659 km409 miles356 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Nieuw NickerieSat 12:38 PM662 km411 miles357 nmNorth N
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 12:38 PM663 km412 miles358 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LindenSat 11:38 AM701 km435 miles378 nmNorth-northwest NNW
New AmsterdamSat 11:38 AM704 km437 miles380 nmNorth N
CayenneSat 12:38 PM708 km440 miles382 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownSat 11:38 AM781 km485 miles422 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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