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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 12' South
Longitude: 60° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.97 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 misouth1024.43 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 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 09' South
Longitude: 45° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.13 meters/second, 1541.3 km/hour, 957.7 miles/hour or 832.2 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' 32.7"957.48 miwest0° 08' 43.4"10.00 misouth957.18 mi
24 hours14° 25' 23.2"958.41 mieast2° 55' 46.0"201.48 misouth971.99 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 11:48 AM332 km206 miles179 nmWest W
ManausTue 11:48 AM680 km422 miles367 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoTue 11:48 AM763 km474 miles412 nmWest W
La PazTue 11:48 AM1126 km699 miles608 nmSouthwest SW
SucreTue 11:48 AM1185 km737 miles640 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaTue 12:48 PM1592 km989 miles860 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémTue 12:48 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmEast-northeast ENE
ParamariboTue 12:48 PM1779 km1105 miles960 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaTue 10:48 AM1792 km1114 miles968 nmWest-southwest WSW
GeorgetownTue 11:48 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmNorth N
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