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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 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 59° 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 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 22' South, Longitude: 42° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.33 meters/second, 1516.8 km/hour, 942.5 miles/hour or 819.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"15.71 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 26' 14.3"942.30 miwest0° 05' 15.5"6.03 minorth942.58 mi
24 hours13° 12' 08.5"861.74 mieast2° 35' 58.3"178.79 minorth886.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausSun 11:48 AM312 km194 miles169 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Boa VistaSun 11:48 AM396 km246 miles214 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SantarémSun 12:48 PM550 km342 miles297 nmEast-southeast ESE
LindenSun 11:48 AM719 km447 miles388 nmNorth N
Nieuw NickerieSun 12:48 PM745 km463 miles402 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamSun 11:48 AM760 km472 miles410 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownSun 11:48 AM807 km502 miles436 nmNorth N
ParamariboSun 12:48 PM824 km512 miles445 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSun 12:48 PM872 km542 miles471 nmNortheast NE
CayenneSun 12:48 PM968 km602 miles523 nmNortheast NE
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