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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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 15:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 34' South
Longitude: 49° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.89 meters/second, 1659.2 km/hour, 1031.0 miles/hour or 895.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.18 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.18 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.0"1031.01 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 misouth1030.99 mi
24 hours0° 03' 57.1"4.53 miwest0° 22' 41.5"25.99 misouth26.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 15:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 12' North
Longitude: 122° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.32 meters/second, 1559.9 km/hour, 969.3 miles/hour or 842.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.1"969.15 miwest0° 07' 59.5"9.16 misouth969.50 mi
24 hours11° 34' 20.8"772.59 mieast3° 33' 13.3"244.32 misouth816.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AraguaínaTue 12:04 PM158 km98 miles85 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémTue 12:04 PM578 km359 miles312 nmNorth N
BrasiliaTue 12:04 PM1035 km643 miles559 nmSouth S
ManausTue 11:04 AM1229 km763 miles663 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 12:04 PM1249 km776 miles675 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneTue 12:04 PM1311 km815 miles708 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorTue 12:04 PM1399 km869 miles756 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParamariboTue 12:04 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeTue 12:04 PM1622 km1008 miles876 nmEast E
GeorgetownTue 11:04 AM1766 km1097 miles953 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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