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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 14:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 46° 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 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 26' South, Longitude: 54° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.13 meters/second, 1516.1 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"941.83 miwest0° 05' 09.6"5.92 minorth942.10 mi
24 hours13° 13' 28.4"862.81 mieast2° 33' 52.9"176.40 minorth887.01 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 AM228 km141 miles123 nmWest-southwest WSW
CayenneSun 11:58 AM857 km533 miles463 nmNorthwest NW
FortalezaSun 11:58 AM979 km608 miles529 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParamariboSun 11:58 AM1162 km722 miles628 nmNorthwest NW
GeorgetownSun 10:58 AM1499 km932 miles810 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausSun 10:58 AM1509 km938 miles815 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeSun 11:58 AM1566 km973 miles846 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorSun 11:58 AM1662 km1033 miles897 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaSun 11:58 AM1708 km1061 miles922 nmSouth S
Port of SpainSun 10:58 AM2042 km1269 miles1103 nmNorthwest NW
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