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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 = Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 3:46:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 34' South, Longitude: 60° 11' 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"1023.30 miWest0° 00' 54.6"1.04 miSouth1023.28 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 Latitude: 19° 04' South, Longitude: 30° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.71 meters/second, 1514.6 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"15.68 miWest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 miSouth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 23' 23.9"940.80 miWest0° 05' 41.5"6.53 miSouth940.55 mi
24 hours14° 44' 12.5"963.46 miEast1° 36' 42.2"110.87 miSouth965.03 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 AM415 km258 miles224 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaWed 11:46 AM663 km412 miles358 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManausWed 11:46 AM713 km443 miles385 nmNorth N
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:46 AM759 km472 miles410 nmSouth S
Rio BrancoWed 11:46 AM839 km522 miles453 nmWest W
CobijaWed 11:46 AM954 km593 miles515 nmWest W
La PazWed 11:46 AM1154 km717 miles623 nmSouthwest SW
SucreWed 11:46 AM1183 km735 miles639 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaWed 12:46 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémWed 12:46 PM1577 km980 miles851 nmNortheast NE

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