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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 15:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 49' South
Longitude: 49° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.55 meters/second, 1661.6 km/hour, 1032.5 miles/hour or 897.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1032.51 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.49 mi
24 hours0° 04' 11.2"4.80 miwest0° 22' 51.4"26.18 misouth26.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 15:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 53' North
Longitude: 145° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.17 meters/second, 1519.8 km/hour, 944.4 miles/hour or 820.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.9"944.13 miwest0° 03' 41.4"4.23 misouth944.32 mi
24 hours11° 40' 00.0"759.06 mieast1° 54' 35.1"131.36 misouth774.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AraguaínaSun 12:04 PM199 km123 miles107 nmSoutheast SE
BelémSun 12:04 PM492 km306 miles266 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrasiliaSun 12:04 PM1116 km693 miles602 nmSouth S
FortalezaSun 12:04 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmEast E
ManausSun 11:04 AM1221 km758 miles659 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneSun 12:04 PM1234 km766 miles666 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorSun 12:04 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboSun 12:04 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeSun 12:04 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmEast E
GeorgetownSun 11:04 AM1705 km1059 miles920 nmNorthwest NW
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