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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, October 18, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 9° 55' South, Longitude: 60° 14' West

The ground speed is currently 457.00 meters/second, 1645.2 kilometres/hour, 1022.3 miles/hour or 888.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1022.19 miWest0° 00' 54.2"1.04 miSouth1022.16 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.7"3.06 miWest0° 21' 37.1"24.76 miSouth24.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 41' South, Longitude: 16° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 416.30 meters/second, 1498.7 kilometres/hour, 931.2 miles/hour or 809.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"930.92 miWest0° 02' 10.4"2.49 miSouth930.82 mi
24 hours14° 41' 02.8"950.31 miEast0° 10' 42.3"12.28 miSouth949.83 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto VelhoThu 11:46 AM421 km261 miles227 nmWest-northwest WNW
RiberaltaThu 11:46 AM649 km403 miles350 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManausThu 11:46 AM753 km468 miles407 nmNorth N
Rio BrancoThu 11:46 AM832 km517 miles449 nmWest W
Santa CruzThu 11:46 AM926 km576 miles500 nmSouth-southwest SSW
La PazThu 11:46 AM1124 km698 miles607 nmSouthwest SW
SucreThu 11:46 AM1144 km711 miles618 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaThu 12:46 PM1489 km925 miles804 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémThu 12:46 PM1604 km997 miles866 nmNortheast NE
Asuncion *Thu 12:46 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmSouth S

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