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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

UTC time = Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:48:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 50' South, Longitude: 60° 35' 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"1025.43 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.41 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 Latitude: 12° 10' South, Longitude: 59° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.48 meters/second, 1571.3 km/hour, 976.4 miles/hour or 848.5 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' 08.1"976.15 miWest0° 10' 57.9"12.56 miSouth975.89 mi
24 hours13° 51' 27.4"937.08 miEast3° 59' 12.4"274.09 miSouth968.85 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 AM362 km225 miles196 nmWest W
ManausMon 11:48 AM635 km394 miles343 nmNorth N
RiberaltaMon 11:48 AM647 km402 miles349 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoMon 11:48 AM805 km500 miles435 nmWest W
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 11:48 AM836 km520 miles451 nmSouth S
CobijaMon 11:48 AM930 km578 miles502 nmWest-southwest WSW
La PazMon 11:48 AM1180 km733 miles637 nmSouthwest SW
SucreMon 11:48 AM1237 km769 miles668 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémMon 12:48 PM1571 km976 miles848 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrasiliaMon 12:48 PM1581 km982 miles854 nmEast-southeast ESE

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