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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 = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 2:08:00 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 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 AM134 km83 miles72 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:08 PM283 km176 miles153 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 11:08 AM377 km234 miles204 nmSouth S
FortalezaThu 11:08 AM419 km261 miles226 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióThu 11:08 AM561 km349 miles303 nmSouth S
SalvadorThu 11:08 AM1004 km624 miles542 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémThu 11:08 AM1554 km965 miles839 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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