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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° 35' 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"1032.47 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.45 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° 58' North, Longitude: 128° 10' 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"943.63 miwest0° 03' 34.6"4.10 misouth943.82 mi
24 hours11° 40' 10.6"758.86 mieast1° 51' 55.6"128.31 misouth773.90 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 AM229 km142 miles124 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalSun 10:54 AM407 km253 miles220 nmWest W
RecifeSun 10:54 AM446 km277 miles241 nmSouthwest SW
MaceióSun 10:54 AM627 km390 miles339 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSun 10:54 AM810 km503 miles437 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 10:54 AM1097 km682 miles593 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSun 10:54 AM1938 km1204 miles1047 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSun 10:54 AM2096 km1303 miles1132 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de JaneiroSun 10:54 AM2273 km1412 miles1227 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PraiaSun 12:54 PM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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