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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 15:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 12' South
Longitude: 63° 25' 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"1024.45 miwest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 misouth1024.43 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 10' South
Longitude: 48° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.07 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' 32.1"957.35 miwest0° 08' 42.3"9.98 misouth957.05 mi
24 hours14° 25' 34.8"958.51 mieast2° 55' 15.8"200.90 misouth971.98 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 AM73 km45 miles39 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoTue 11:58 AM491 km305 miles265 nmWest W
ManausTue 11:58 AM770 km479 miles416 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazTue 11:58 AM957 km594 miles517 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreTue 11:58 AM1106 km687 miles597 nmSouth S
LimaTue 10:58 AM1524 km947 miles823 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrasiliaTue 12:58 PM1838 km1142 miles992 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémTue 12:58 PM1862 km1157 miles1006 nmEast-northeast ENE
GeorgetownTue 11:58 AM1864 km1158 miles1006 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Tue 12:58 PM1882 km1170 miles1016 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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