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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 30, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 07' South, Longitude: 52° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.25 meters/second, 1667.7 km/hour, 1036.3 miles/hour or 900.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.1"1036.33 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1036.32 mi
24 hours0° 04' 50.8"5.58 miwest0° 23' 14.7"26.62 misouth27.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 15:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 37' North, Longitude: 131° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.85 meters/second, 1601.4 km/hour, 995.1 miles/hour or 864.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.6"995.03 miwest0° 10' 13.0"11.70 minorth994.87 mi
24 hours10° 53' 57.6"745.50 mieast3° 51' 19.3"265.00 minorth787.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémSun 12:18 PM277 km172 miles149 nmWest-northwest WNW
BelémSun 12:18 PM465 km289 miles251 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManausSun 11:18 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest W
CayenneSun 12:18 PM891 km554 miles481 nmNorth N
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSun 12:18 PM972 km604 miles525 nmNorth N
ParamariboSun 12:18 PM1038 km645 miles560 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GeorgetownSun 11:18 AM1276 km793 miles689 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaSun 12:18 PM1484 km922 miles801 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FortalezaSun 12:18 PM1528 km950 miles825 nmEast E
Port of SpainSun 11:18 AM1832 km1138 miles989 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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