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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 Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 55' South
Longitude: 60° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.00 meters/second, 1645.2 km/hour, 1022.3 miles/hour or 888.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.04 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.04 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.8"1022.26 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.04 misouth1022.23 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.7"3.06 miwest0° 21' 37.1"24.77 misouth24.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 41' South
Longitude: 16° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.30 meters/second, 1498.7 km/hour, 931.2 miles/hour or 809.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.7"930.98 miwest0° 02' 10.2"2.49 misouth930.88 mi
24 hours14° 41' 02.1"950.36 mieast0° 10' 38.4"12.20 misouth949.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto VelhoThu 11:46 AM394 km245 miles213 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausThu 11:46 AM755 km469 miles408 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoThu 11:46 AM801 km498 miles433 nmWest W
La PazThu 11:46 AM1101 km684 miles594 nmSouthwest SW
SucreThu 11:46 AM1131 km702 miles610 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaThu 12:46 PM1516 km942 miles819 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémThu 12:46 PM1628 km1011 miles879 nmNortheast NE
Asuncion *Thu 12:46 PM1727 km1073 miles932 nmSouth S
LimaThu 10:46 AM1821 km1132 miles983 nmWest W
ParamariboThu 12:46 PM1839 km1143 miles993 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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