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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 34' South, Longitude: 60° 58' 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 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 05' South, Longitude: 31° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.70 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' 23.7"940.83 miwest0° 05' 41.1"6.52 misouth940.58 mi
24 hours14° 44' 13.6"963.51 mieast1° 36' 31.2"110.66 misouth965.07 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 11:48 AM335 km208 miles181 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausWed 11:48 AM720 km448 miles389 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoWed 11:48 AM753 km468 miles407 nmWest W
La PazWed 11:48 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmSouthwest SW
SucreWed 11:48 AM1146 km712 miles619 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaWed 12:48 PM1578 km981 miles852 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémWed 12:48 PM1647 km1024 miles889 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Wed 12:48 PM1775 km1103 miles959 nmSouth S
LimaWed 10:48 AM1779 km1105 miles961 nmWest W
ParamariboWed 12:48 PM1818 km1130 miles982 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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