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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 = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 2:08:00 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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 02' South, Longitude: 34° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.15 meters/second, 1663.7 km/hour, 1033.8 miles/hour or 898.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.78 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.4"5.06 miWest0° 23' 00.0"26.34 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' North, Longitude: 154° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.41 meters/second, 1509.9 km/hour, 938.2 miles/hour or 815.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.7"937.88 miWest0° 01' 05.2"1.25 miNorth937.82 mi
24 hours11° 41' 35.5"755.69 miEast0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth755.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NatalFri 11:08 AM91 km56 miles49 nmSouth-southwest SSW
João PessoaFri 11:08 AM231 km144 miles125 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:08 PM307 km191 miles166 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 11:08 AM335 km208 miles181 nmSouth S
FortalezaFri 11:08 AM424 km263 miles229 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióFri 11:08 AM518 km322 miles280 nmSouth S
SalvadorFri 11:08 AM962 km598 miles519 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémFri 11:08 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaFri 11:08 AM1850 km1149 miles999 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroFri 11:08 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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