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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 15:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 12' South, Longitude: 58° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.98 meters/second, 1648.7 km/hour, 1024.5 miles/hour or 890.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.07 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.07 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.6"1024.39 miwest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 misouth1024.37 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.9"3.41 miwest0° 21' 54.2"25.09 misouth25.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 15:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 07' South, Longitude: 43° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.19 meters/second, 1541.5 km/hour, 957.8 miles/hour or 832.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.96 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 24' 33.4"957.56 miwest0° 08' 44.6"10.02 misouth957.26 mi
24 hours14° 25' 10.1"958.24 mieast2° 56' 19.7"202.10 misouth971.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto VelhoTue 11:38 AM636 km395 miles343 nmWest W
ManausTue 11:38 AM704 km437 miles380 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San Ignacio de VelascoTue 11:38 AM852 km529 miles460 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RiberaltaTue 11:38 AM891 km554 miles481 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoTue 11:38 AM1067 km663 miles576 nmWest W
BrasiliaTue 12:38 PM1332 km827 miles719 nmSoutheast SE
SucreTue 11:38 AM1333 km828 miles720 nmSouthwest SW
La PazTue 11:38 AM1353 km841 miles730 nmSouthwest SW
BelémTue 12:38 PM1369 km851 miles739 nmNortheast NE
CayenneTue 12:38 PM1690 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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