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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 Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 47' South, Longitude: 44° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.90 meters/second, 1670.0 km/hour, 1037.7 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' 12.9"1037.71 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.71 mi
24 hours0° 05' 11.0"5.98 miwest0° 23' 21.7"26.75 misouth27.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 24, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 53' South, Longitude: 70° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.05 meters/second, 1541.0 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 27' 46.3"957.30 miwest0° 07' 39.0"8.77 minorth957.66 mi
24 hours12° 34' 32.4"832.43 mieast3° 26' 34.9"236.73 minorth872.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São LuisMon 11:48 AM199 km124 miles108 nmSouth S
BelémMon 11:48 AM500 km311 miles270 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 11:48 AM690 km429 miles372 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneMon 11:48 AM1118 km695 miles604 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 11:48 AM1298 km807 miles701 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboMon 11:48 AM1436 km892 miles775 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 11:48 AM1480 km920 miles799 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaMon 11:48 AM1714 km1065 miles925 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownMon 10:48 AM1780 km1106 miles961 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausMon 10:48 AM1797 km1117 miles970 nmWest W
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