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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: 44° 14' 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 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' South, Longitude: 56° 50' 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"941.74 miwest0° 05' 08.5"5.89 minorth942.01 mi
24 hours13° 13' 44.2"863.02 mieast2° 33' 27.7"175.92 minorth887.12 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 AM241 km150 miles130 nmSouth S
BelémSun 11:48 AM488 km303 miles263 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM730 km453 miles394 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneSun 11:48 AM1076 km669 miles581 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 11:48 AM1342 km834 miles725 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboSun 11:48 AM1396 km868 miles754 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:48 AM1528 km950 miles825 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GeorgetownSun 10:48 AM1741 km1082 miles940 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSun 11:48 AM1750 km1088 miles945 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManausSun 10:48 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmWest W
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