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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 39' South
Longitude: 35° 08' 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"1034.44 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.43 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 00' North
Longitude: 166° 50' 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"943.87 miwest0° 03' 22.0"3.86 minorth943.71 mi
24 hours11° 36' 05.8"754.28 mieast0° 54' 47.3"62.82 minorth754.68 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 AM124 km77 miles67 nmSouth S
MossoróThu 11:08 AM247 km153 miles133 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:08 PM313 km194 miles169 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 11:08 AM383 km238 miles207 nmSouth S
FortalezaThu 11:08 AM396 km246 miles214 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióThu 11:08 AM559 km347 miles302 nmSouth S
SalvadorThu 11:08 AM991 km616 miles535 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémThu 11:08 AM1525 km948 miles824 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:08 AM1861 km1156 miles1005 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:08 AM2186 km1358 miles1180 nmWest-northwest WNW
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