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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: 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 AM84 km52 miles45 nmSoutheast SE
FortalezaThu 11:20 AM128 km80 miles69 nmNorthwest NW
NatalThu 11:20 AM314 km195 miles170 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:20 AM504 km313 miles272 nmSoutheast SE
MaceióThu 11:20 AM602 km374 miles325 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:20 PM610 km379 miles329 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:20 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:20 AM1233 km766 miles666 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:20 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:20 AM1927 km1197 miles1041 nmWest-northwest WNW
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