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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° 41' 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 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 05' South, Longitude: 31° 18' 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"15.68 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 23' 23.9"940.78 miwest0° 05' 41.3"6.52 misouth940.53 mi
24 hours14° 44' 13.2"963.45 mieast1° 36' 35.1"110.73 misouth965.01 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 AM365 km227 miles197 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaWed 11:48 AM610 km379 miles329 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManausWed 11:48 AM716 km445 miles387 nmNorth N
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:48 AM755 km469 miles408 nmSouth S
Rio BrancoWed 11:48 AM784 km487 miles423 nmWest W
CobijaWed 11:48 AM900 km559 miles486 nmWest W
La PazWed 11:48 AM1114 km692 miles602 nmSouthwest SW
SucreWed 11:48 AM1159 km720 miles626 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaWed 12:48 PM1551 km964 miles838 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémWed 12:48 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmEast-northeast ENE
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