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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 02' South, Longitude: 40° 13' 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"1033.84 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.83 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.4"5.06 miwest0° 22' 59.9"26.34 misouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 55' North, Longitude: 160° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.39 meters/second, 1509.8 km/hour, 938.2 miles/hour or 815.2 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' 50.5"937.90 miwest0° 01' 03.0"1.21 minorth937.84 mi
24 hours11° 41' 38.4"755.76 mieast0° 01' 44.6"2.00 misouth755.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SobralFri 11:28 AM143 km89 miles77 nmNorth N
FortalezaFri 11:28 AM230 km143 miles124 nmNortheast NE
NatalFri 11:28 AM556 km345 miles300 nmEast E
RecifeFri 11:28 AM680 km422 miles367 nmEast-southeast ESE
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:28 PM874 km543 miles472 nmEast E
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM897 km558 miles484 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BelémFri 11:28 AM1001 km622 miles541 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaFri 11:28 AM1456 km905 miles786 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneFri 11:28 AM1741 km1082 miles940 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroFri 11:28 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmSouth S
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