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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 23' South
Longitude: 41° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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' 13.0"1037.86 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.86 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.1"6.02 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 28' South
Longitude: 59° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.04 meters/second, 1515.8 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.70 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 26' 10.1"941.65 miwest0° 05' 07.3"5.87 minorth941.91 mi
24 hours13° 14' 00.2"863.23 mieast2° 33' 02.4"175.43 minorth887.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaSun 11:38 AM510 km317 miles276 nmSoutheast SE
BelémSun 11:38 AM761 km473 miles411 nmWest W
RecifeSun 11:38 AM1142 km710 miles617 nmSoutheast SE
CayenneSun 11:38 AM1318 km819 miles712 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:38 AM1436 km893 miles776 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboSun 11:38 AM1644 km1021 miles888 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSun 11:38 AM1833 km1139 miles990 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownSun 10:38 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausSun 10:38 AM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmWest W
BridgetownSun 10:38 AM2475 km1538 miles1336 nmNorthwest NW
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