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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 2:20:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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: 37° 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 miSouth1034.35 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° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.03 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"943.74 miWest0° 03' 21.0"3.84 miNorth943.58 mi
24 hours11° 36' 09.3"754.24 miEast0° 54' 22.5"62.34 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 11:20 AM82 km51 miles44 nmSoutheast SE
FortalezaThu 11:20 AM126 km78 miles68 nmNorthwest NW
NatalThu 11:20 AM320 km199 miles173 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:20 AM499 km310 miles269 nmSoutheast SE
MaceióThu 11:20 AM600 km373 miles324 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:20 PM609 km378 miles329 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:20 AM924 km574 miles499 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:20 AM1231 km765 miles665 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:20 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:20 AM1927 km1197 miles1041 nmWest-northwest WNW

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