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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 2:04:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 25' South, Longitude: 34° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.87 meters/second, 1662.7 km/hour, 1033.2 miles/hour or 897.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.14 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1033.13 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.2"4.94 miWest0° 22' 55.9"26.26 miSouth26.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 142° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.39 meters/second, 1509.8 km/hour, 938.1 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' 30.6"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 miSouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"937.82 miWest0° 01' 15.5"1.44 miSouth937.89 mi
24 hours11° 42' 36.2"756.84 miEast0° 57' 10.7"65.56 miSouth762.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NatalSat 11:04 AM140 km87 miles76 nmWest-southwest WSW
João PessoaSat 11:04 AM212 km132 miles115 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaSat 12:04 PM246 km153 miles133 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSat 11:04 AM309 km192 miles167 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaceióSat 11:04 AM506 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaSat 11:04 AM535 km332 miles289 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSat 11:04 AM971 km603 miles524 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSat 11:04 AM1666 km1035 miles899 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSat 11:04 AM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroSat 11:04 AM2178 km1354 miles1176 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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