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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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: 58° 57' West

The ground speed is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.2 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 22' South, Longitude: 42° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 421.33 meters/second, 1516.8 kilometres/hour, 942.5 miles/hour or 819.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"942.23 miWest0° 05' 15.3"6.02 miNorth942.50 mi
24 hours13° 12' 10.4"861.71 miEast2° 35' 55.4"178.73 miNorth886.44 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausSun 11:48 AM322 km200 miles174 nm SSW
Boa VistaSun 11:48 AM405 km252 miles219 nm NNW
SantarémSun 12:48 PM522 km324 miles282 nm ESE
LindenSun 11:48 AM715 km444 miles386 nm N
Nieuw NickerieSun 12:48 PM735 km457 miles397 nm NNE
New AmsterdamSun 11:48 AM753 km468 miles406 nm NNE
GeorgetownSun 11:48 AM803 km499 miles434 nm N
ParamariboSun 12:48 PM807 km501 miles436 nm NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSun 12:48 PM852 km530 miles460 nm NE
CayenneSun 12:48 PM944 km587 miles510 nm NE