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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 14:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 39' South, Longitude: 38° 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 14:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 01' North, Longitude: 169° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.03 meters/second, 1519.3 km/hour, 944.0 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"0.06 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.6"943.80 miwest0° 03' 20.9"3.84 minorth943.64 mi
24 hours11° 36' 09.7"754.29 mieast0° 54' 19.9"62.30 minorth754.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MossoróThu 11:20 AM109 km68 miles59 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaThu 11:20 AM111 km69 miles60 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalThu 11:20 AM343 km213 miles185 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:20 AM524 km326 miles283 nmSoutheast SE
MaceióThu 11:20 AM615 km382 miles332 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:20 PM640 km398 miles346 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:20 AM920 km572 miles497 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:20 AM1203 km748 miles650 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:20 AM1630 km1013 miles880 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:20 AM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmNorthwest NW
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