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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 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 39' South
Longitude: 40° 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"1034.43 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.42 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 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 01' North
Longitude: 171° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.01 meters/second, 1519.2 km/hour, 944.0 miles/hour or 820.3 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' 09.5"943.75 miwest0° 03' 20.1"3.83 minorth943.59 mi
24 hours11° 36' 12.1"754.30 mieast0° 54' 01.7"61.95 minorth754.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SobralThu 11:28 AM102 km64 miles55 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaThu 11:28 AM199 km124 miles108 nmEast-northeast ENE
NatalThu 11:28 AM555 km345 miles300 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:28 AM695 km432 miles375 nmEast-southeast ESE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:28 PM861 km535 miles465 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:28 AM937 km582 miles506 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:28 AM993 km617 miles536 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:28 AM1495 km929 miles808 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:28 AM1721 km1070 miles929 nmNorthwest NW
ParamariboThu 11:28 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmNorthwest NW
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