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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 3, 2012 at 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 16' South, Longitude: 37° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.65 meters/second, 1665.6 km/hour, 1034.9 miles/hour or 899.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.98 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.97 mi
24 hours0° 04' 36.0"5.29 miwest0° 23' 06.8"26.47 misouth27.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 13' North, Longitude: 179° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.84 meters/second, 1536.6 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.91 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 31' 37.3"954.59 miwest0° 05' 29.0"6.29 minorth954.36 mi
24 hours348° 33' 24.3"752.02 miwest1° 47' 30.1"123.24 minorth758.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MossoróWed 11:18 AM104 km64 miles56 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FortalezaWed 11:18 AM127 km79 miles69 nmWest-northwest WNW
NatalWed 11:18 AM305 km190 miles165 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeWed 11:18 AM517 km321 miles279 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaWed 12:18 PM572 km356 miles309 nmEast E
MaceióWed 11:18 AM630 km392 miles340 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorWed 11:18 AM968 km601 miles523 nmSouth S
BelémWed 11:18 AM1254 km779 miles677 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaWed 11:18 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneWed 11:18 AM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmWest-northwest WNW
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