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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 15:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 56° 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 15:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' South, Longitude: 31° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.74 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' 57.8"931.98 miwest0° 02' 12.9"2.54 minorth932.10 mi
24 hours13° 47' 17.3"891.41 mieast1° 28' 49.5"101.84 minorth901.45 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 PM342 km212 miles185 nmSoutheast SE
ManausSat 11:38 AM509 km316 miles275 nmSouthwest SW
Boa VistaSat 11:38 AM553 km344 miles299 nmNorthwest NW
Nieuw NickerieSat 12:38 PM659 km410 miles356 nmNorth N
ParamariboSat 12:38 PM666 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 12:38 PM676 km420 miles365 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LindenSat 11:38 AM692 km430 miles374 nmNorth-northwest NNW
New AmsterdamSat 11:38 AM699 km434 miles377 nmNorth N
CayenneSat 12:38 PM728 km452 miles393 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownSat 11:38 AM774 km481 miles418 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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