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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 14:28:00 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 AM113 km70 miles61 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaThu 11:28 AM173 km108 miles93 nmNortheast NE
NatalThu 11:28 AM525 km326 miles284 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeThu 11:28 AM669 km416 miles361 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:28 PM830 km516 miles448 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:28 AM932 km579 miles503 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:28 AM1022 km635 miles552 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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