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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 = Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:18:00 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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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 AM103 km64 miles55 nmSouth S
FortalezaWed 11:18 AM150 km93 miles81 nmWest-northwest WNW
NatalWed 11:18 AM286 km178 miles154 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeWed 11:18 AM495 km308 miles267 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaWed 12:18 PM541 km336 miles292 nmEast E
MaceióWed 11:18 AM619 km385 miles334 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorWed 11:18 AM973 km605 miles525 nmSouth S
BelémWed 11:18 AM1282 km797 miles692 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaWed 11:18 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneWed 11:18 AM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmWest-northwest WNW

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