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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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 50' South
Longitude: 60° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.44 meters/second, 1650.4 km/hour, 1025.5 miles/hour or 891.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1025.50 miwest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 misouth1025.48 mi
24 hours0° 03' 08.6"3.58 miwest0° 22' 02.1"25.24 misouth25.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 10' South
Longitude: 59° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.48 meters/second, 1571.3 km/hour, 976.4 miles/hour or 848.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.27 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 26' 08.0"976.20 miwest0° 10' 57.8"12.56 misouth975.95 mi
24 hours13° 51' 29.1"937.16 mieast3° 59' 09.8"274.06 misouth968.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto VelhoMon 11:48 AM335 km208 miles181 nmWest W
ManausMon 11:48 AM638 km397 miles345 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoMon 11:48 AM775 km481 miles418 nmWest W
La PazMon 11:48 AM1159 km720 miles626 nmSouthwest SW
SucreMon 11:48 AM1225 km761 miles661 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémMon 12:48 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrasiliaMon 12:48 PM1607 km999 miles868 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParamariboMon 12:48 PM1739 km1080 miles939 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownMon 11:48 AM1755 km1091 miles948 nmNorth N
CayenneMon 12:48 PM1792 km1114 miles968 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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