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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

UTC time = Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:14:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 05' South, Longitude: 46° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.25 meters/second, 1667.7 km/hour, 1036.3 miles/hour or 900.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1036.25 miWest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 miNorth1036.26 mi
24 hours0° 04' 03.7"4.68 miWest0° 23' 39.0"27.08 miNorth27.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' North, Longitude: 38° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.87 meters/second, 1612.3 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.70 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 miNorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 19.8"1001.78 miWest0° 11' 15.7"12.90 miNorth1001.74 mi
24 hours11° 25' 18.9"787.92 miEast4° 19' 31.0"297.22 miNorth839.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São LuisTue 12:14 PM210 km131 miles113 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémTue 12:14 PM323 km201 miles174 nmNorthwest NW
FortalezaTue 12:14 PM837 km520 miles452 nmEast E
CayenneTue 12:14 PM1127 km700 miles609 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 12:14 PM1358 km844 miles734 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorTue 12:14 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmSoutheast SE
ParamariboTue 12:14 PM1411 km877 miles762 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaTue 12:14 PM1419 km882 miles766 nmSouth S
ManausTue 11:14 AM1550 km963 miles837 nmWest W
GeorgetownTue 11:14 AM1732 km1076 miles935 nmNorthwest NW

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