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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 = Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 3:58:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 15:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 12' South, Longitude: 63° 08' 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"17.07 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.07 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.6"1024.38 miWest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 miSouth1024.36 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.7"3.41 miWest0° 21' 54.1"25.09 miSouth25.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 15:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 10' South, Longitude: 48° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.08 meters/second, 1541.1 km/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.1 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' 32.2"957.30 miWest0° 08' 42.3"9.98 miSouth957.00 mi
24 hours14° 25' 33.5"958.43 miEast2° 55' 19.2"200.95 miSouth971.91 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 11:58 AM95 km59 miles51 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaTue 11:58 AM378 km235 miles204 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio BrancoTue 11:58 AM522 km324 miles282 nmWest W
CobijaTue 11:58 AM649 km404 miles351 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManausTue 11:58 AM756 km469 miles408 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Ignacio de VelascoTue 11:58 AM828 km515 miles447 nmSouth-southeast SSE
La PazTue 11:58 AM973 km605 miles525 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreTue 11:58 AM1112 km691 miles601 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LimaTue 10:58 AM1553 km965 miles839 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaTue 12:58 PM1810 km1125 miles977 nmEast-southeast ESE

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