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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 26' South, Longitude: 57° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.85 meters/second, 1662.7 km/hour, 1033.1 miles/hour or 897.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.10 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1033.09 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.8"4.93 miwest0° 22' 55.6"26.26 misouth26.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 15:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' North, Longitude: 164° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.48 meters/second, 1510.1 km/hour, 938.3 miles/hour or 815.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 misouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.7"938.03 miwest0° 01' 24.4"1.62 misouth938.10 mi
24 hours11° 42' 31.8"756.93 mieast1° 00' 45.4"69.66 misouth762.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémSat 12:36 PM420 km261 miles227 nmNortheast NE
ManausSat 11:36 AM422 km262 miles228 nmNorthwest NW
São Félix do XinguSat 12:36 PM572 km356 miles309 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémSat 12:36 PM1045 km649 miles564 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneSat 12:36 PM1259 km783 miles680 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboSat 12:36 PM1262 km784 miles681 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoSat 11:36 AM1294 km804 miles698 nmWest-southwest WSW
GeorgetownSat 11:36 AM1361 km846 miles735 nmNorth N
BrasiliaSat 12:36 PM1519 km944 miles820 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 11:36 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmSouthwest SW
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