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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 2:28:00 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 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 39' South, Longitude: 39° 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"1034.36 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 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 01' North, Longitude: 171° 24' 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"943.69 miWest0° 03' 20.2"3.83 miNorth943.53 mi
24 hours11° 36' 11.9"754.25 miEast0° 54' 04.2"62.00 miNorth754.61 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 AM120 km74 miles65 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaThu 11:28 AM180 km112 miles97 nmNortheast NE
NatalThu 11:28 AM531 km330 miles287 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:28 AM665 km413 miles359 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:28 PM829 km515 miles448 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:28 AM934 km580 miles504 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:28 AM1021 km634 miles551 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:28 AM1513 km940 miles817 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneThu 11:28 AM1746 km1085 miles943 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroThu 11:28 AM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmSouth S

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