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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, October 8, 2012 at 15:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 12' South, Longitude: 50° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.23 meters/second, 1660.4 km/hour, 1031.7 miles/hour or 896.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.78 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.76 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.2"4.67 miwest0° 22' 46.6"26.09 misouth26.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 15:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 58' North, Longitude: 135° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.10 meters/second, 1537.5 km/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.9"955.19 miwest0° 05' 56.2"6.81 misouth955.48 mi
24 hours11° 36' 17.3"763.73 mieast2° 46' 36.8"190.97 misouth792.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São Félix do XinguMon 12:10 PM126 km79 miles68 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémMon 12:10 PM591 km367 miles319 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SantarémMon 12:10 PM592 km368 miles320 nmNorthwest NW
ManausMon 11:10 AM1065 km662 miles575 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 12:10 PM1113 km691 miles601 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CayenneMon 12:10 PM1241 km771 miles670 nmNorth N
FortalezaMon 12:10 PM1395 km867 miles753 nmEast E
ParamariboMon 12:10 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorMon 12:10 PM1557 km968 miles841 nmEast-southeast ESE
GeorgetownMon 11:10 AM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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