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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 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' South, Longitude: 43° 57' 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"1037.79 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.79 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.1"6.02 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' South, Longitude: 57° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.08 meters/second, 1515.9 km/hour, 941.9 miles/hour or 818.5 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' 10.7"941.67 miwest0° 05' 08.4"5.89 minorth941.93 mi
24 hours13° 13' 46.0"862.99 mieast2° 33' 24.8"175.85 minorth887.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São LuisSun 11:48 AM243 km151 miles131 nmSouth S
BelémSun 11:48 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM703 km437 miles380 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneSun 11:48 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 11:48 AM1318 km819 miles712 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboSun 11:48 AM1423 km884 miles768 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:48 AM1516 km942 miles819 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaSun 11:48 AM1758 km1092 miles949 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownSun 10:48 AM1768 km1099 miles955 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausSun 10:48 AM1814 km1127 miles979 nmWest W
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