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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° 25' 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"17.08 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.08 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.6"1024.46 miwest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 misouth1024.44 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° 35' 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' 33.3"957.61 miwest0° 08' 44.4"10.02 misouth957.31 mi
24 hours14° 25' 11.4"958.32 mieast2° 56' 16.3"202.05 misouth972.01 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 AM605 km376 miles327 nmWest W
ManausTue 11:38 AM695 km432 miles375 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San Ignacio de VelascoTue 11:38 AM842 km523 miles454 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RiberaltaTue 11:38 AM862 km535 miles465 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoTue 11:38 AM1036 km644 miles559 nmWest W
SucreTue 11:38 AM1316 km818 miles710 nmSouth-southwest SSW
La PazTue 11:38 AM1329 km826 miles717 nmSouthwest SW
BrasiliaTue 12:38 PM1357 km843 miles733 nmSoutheast SE
BelémTue 12:38 PM1394 km866 miles753 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboTue 12:38 PM1699 km1056 miles917 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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