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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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 48' South, Longitude: 31° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.57 meters/second, 1661.6 km/hour, 1032.5 miles/hour or 897.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1032.54 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 11.6"4.81 miwest0° 22' 51.6"26.18 misouth26.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 128° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.98 meters/second, 1519.1 km/hour, 943.9 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' 30.7"15.73 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.5"943.70 miwest0° 03' 34.7"4.10 misouth943.89 mi
24 hours11° 40' 10.5"758.91 mieast1° 51' 58.2"128.37 misouth773.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaSun 11:54 AM219 km136 miles118 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalSun 10:54 AM376 km234 miles203 nmWest W
RecifeSun 10:54 AM421 km261 miles227 nmSouthwest SW
MaceióSun 10:54 AM605 km376 miles327 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 10:54 AM780 km485 miles421 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 10:54 AM1076 km669 miles581 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 10:54 AM1908 km1186 miles1030 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSun 10:54 AM2070 km1287 miles1118 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de JaneiroSun 10:54 AM2256 km1402 miles1218 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PraiaSun 12:54 PM2468 km1534 miles1333 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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