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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° 17' 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"1034.91 miwest0° 00' 57.9"1.10 misouth1034.90 mi
24 hours0° 04' 36.0"5.29 miwest0° 23' 06.8"26.47 misouth26.99 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° 35' 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"954.53 miwest0° 05' 29.1"6.29 minorth954.30 mi
24 hours348° 33' 24.8"751.97 miwest1° 47' 32.4"123.28 minorth758.07 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 AM100 km62 miles54 nmSouth S
FortalezaWed 11:18 AM156 km97 miles84 nmWest-northwest WNW
NatalWed 11:18 AM280 km174 miles151 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeWed 11:18 AM500 km311 miles270 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaWed 12:18 PM541 km336 miles292 nmEast E
MaceióWed 11:18 AM621 km386 miles335 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorWed 11:18 AM971 km604 miles525 nmSouth S
BelémWed 11:18 AM1284 km798 miles693 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaWed 11:18 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneWed 11:18 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmWest-northwest WNW
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