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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 2:18:00 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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 39' South, Longitude: 37° 21' 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 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 01' North, Longitude: 168° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.04 meters/second, 1519.3 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"15.73 miWest0° 00' 03.3"0.06 miNorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.6"943.75 miWest0° 03' 21.1"3.85 miNorth943.59 mi
24 hours11° 36' 08.6"754.24 miEast0° 54' 27.1"62.43 miNorth754.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MossoróThu 11:18 AM60 km37 miles32 nmSouth S
FortalezaThu 11:18 AM165 km102 miles89 nmNorthwest NW
NatalThu 11:18 AM270 km168 miles146 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:18 AM465 km289 miles251 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:18 PM554 km344 miles299 nmEast E
MaceióThu 11:18 AM581 km361 miles314 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorThu 11:18 AM930 km578 miles502 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:18 AM1285 km798 miles694 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:18 AM1687 km1048 miles911 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:18 AM1974 km1226 miles1066 nmWest-northwest WNW

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