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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 3:48:00 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 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 58° 57' 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 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 22' South, Longitude: 42° 40' 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"942.23 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 zenith

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

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

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