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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 = Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 2:58:00 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 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 14:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 46° 27' 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 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 26' South, Longitude: 54° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.12 meters/second, 1516.0 km/hour, 942.0 miles/hour or 818.6 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' 11.3"941.76 miWest0° 05' 09.5"5.91 miNorth942.03 mi
24 hours13° 13' 30.0"862.77 miEast2° 33' 50.0"176.33 miNorth886.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BelémSun 11:58 AM253 km157 miles137 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneSun 11:58 AM880 km547 miles475 nmNorthwest NW
FortalezaSun 11:58 AM956 km594 miles516 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParamariboSun 11:58 AM1188 km738 miles641 nmNorthwest NW
GeorgetownSun 10:58 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 11:58 AM1537 km955 miles830 nmSoutheast SE
ManausSun 10:58 AM1540 km957 miles831 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorSun 11:58 AM1647 km1023 miles889 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaSun 11:58 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmSouth S
Port of SpainSun 10:58 AM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmNorthwest NW

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