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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 3:18:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 44' South, Longitude: 51° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 463.41 meters/second, 1668.3 kilometres/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 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"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.3"1036.62 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1036.61 mi
24 hours0° 04' 55.0"5.66 miWest0° 23' 16.7"26.66 miSouth27.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 20' North, Longitude: 121° 01' East

The ground speed is currently 448.63 meters/second, 1615.1 kilometres/hour, 1003.6 miles/hour or 872.1 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' 32.9"16.72 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.7"1003.47 miWest0° 11' 05.6"12.70 miNorth1003.43 mi
24 hours10° 49' 54.8"747.13 miEast4° 17' 01.7"294.37 miNorth800.42 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
SantarémSat 12:18 PM308 km191 miles166 nmWest W
BelémSat 12:18 PM414 km257 miles223 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Félix do XinguSat 12:18 PM432 km268 miles233 nmSouth S
CayenneSat 12:18 PM849 km527 miles458 nmNorth N
ManausSat 11:18 AM897 km557 miles484 nmWest W
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSat 12:18 PM939 km583 miles507 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ParamariboSat 12:18 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GeorgetownSat 11:18 AM1260 km783 miles681 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaSat 12:18 PM1498 km931 miles809 nmEast E
BrasiliaSat 12:18 PM1512 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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