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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 3:48:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 58° 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' 14.9"6.05 miWest0° 23' 21.4"26.75 miSouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 51' South, Longitude: 28° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.75 meters/second, 1500.3 km/hour, 932.3 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' 25.0"15.54 miWest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 miNorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 24' 58.2"931.96 miWest0° 02' 14.0"2.56 miNorth932.08 mi
24 hours13° 47' 06.0"891.18 miEast1° 29' 16.3"102.35 miNorth901.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausSat 11:48 AM366 km227 miles198 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Boa VistaSat 11:48 AM373 km232 miles201 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SantarémSat 12:48 PM533 km331 miles288 nmEast-southeast ESE
LindenSat 11:48 AM671 km417 miles362 nmNorth N
Nieuw NickerieSat 12:48 PM691 km429 miles373 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamSat 11:48 AM708 km440 miles383 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownSat 11:48 AM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth N
ParamariboSat 12:48 PM765 km476 miles413 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 12:48 PM813 km505 miles439 nmNortheast NE
CayenneSat 12:48 PM910 km565 miles491 nmNortheast NE

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