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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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 34' South
Longitude: 60° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.49 meters/second, 1647.0 km/hour, 1023.4 miles/hour or 889.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.06 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.06 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.3"1023.37 miwest0° 00' 54.6"1.04 misouth1023.35 mi
24 hours0° 02' 50.9"3.24 miwest0° 21' 45.8"24.93 misouth25.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 04' South
Longitude: 31° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.71 meters/second, 1514.5 km/hour, 941.1 miles/hour or 817.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.69 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 23.9"940.85 miwest0° 05' 41.4"6.52 misouth940.60 mi
24 hours14° 44' 12.9"963.52 mieast1° 36' 38.3"110.80 misouth965.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto VelhoWed 11:46 AM388 km241 miles210 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausWed 11:46 AM714 km444 miles386 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoWed 11:46 AM808 km502 miles436 nmWest W
La PazWed 11:46 AM1132 km703 miles611 nmSouthwest SW
SucreWed 11:46 AM1169 km726 miles631 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaWed 12:46 PM1530 km951 miles826 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémWed 12:46 PM1601 km995 miles864 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Wed 12:46 PM1766 km1097 miles953 nmSouth S
ParamariboWed 12:46 PM1799 km1118 miles972 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownWed 11:46 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNorth N
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