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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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' South, Longitude: 61° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.96 meters/second, 1641.4 km/hour, 1019.9 miles/hour or 886.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.0"1019.92 miwest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 misouth1019.90 mi
24 hours0° 02' 22.7"2.69 miwest0° 21' 18.4"24.41 misouth24.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 15:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 40' South, Longitude: 12° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.03 meters/second, 1512.1 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.66 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 25' 10.4"939.40 miwest0° 04' 38.5"5.32 minorth939.64 mi
24 hours13° 34' 17.0"884.17 mieast2° 23' 00.6"163.94 minorth905.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Porto VelhoSat 11:48 AM372 km231 miles201 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoSat 11:48 AM740 km460 miles399 nmWest W
ManausSat 11:48 AM841 km522 miles454 nmNorth N
La PazSat 11:48 AM1000 km621 miles540 nmSouthwest SW
SucreSat 11:48 AM1031 km641 miles557 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrasiliaSat 12:48 PM1541 km957 miles832 nmEast-southeast ESE
Asuncion *Sat 12:48 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémSat 12:48 PM1726 km1072 miles932 nmNortheast NE
LimaSat 10:48 AM1747 km1085 miles943 nmWest W
ParamariboSat 12:48 PM1935 km1203 miles1045 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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