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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 39' South, Longitude: 34° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.41 meters/second, 1664.7 km/hour, 1034.4 miles/hour or 898.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.4"1034.37 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.36 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.4"5.18 miwest0° 23' 03.6"26.41 misouth26.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 00' North, Longitude: 166° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.06 meters/second, 1519.4 km/hour, 944.1 miles/hour or 820.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.3"0.07 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.7"943.81 miwest0° 03' 22.1"3.86 minorth943.65 mi
24 hours11° 36' 05.3"754.22 mieast0° 54' 49.9"62.87 minorth754.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NatalThu 11:08 AM131 km82 miles71 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:08 PM283 km176 miles153 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 11:08 AM382 km237 miles206 nmSouth S
FortalezaThu 11:08 AM426 km264 miles230 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióThu 11:08 AM563 km350 miles304 nmSouth S
SalvadorThu 11:08 AM1003 km623 miles541 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémThu 11:08 AM1555 km966 miles840 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:08 AM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:08 AM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de JaneiroThu 11:08 AM2216 km1377 miles1197 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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