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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 = Sunday, October 7, 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 48' South, Longitude: 34° 05' 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"1032.46 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 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 130° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.00 meters/second, 1519.2 km/hour, 944.0 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"943.69 miWest0° 03' 35.6"4.12 miSouth943.88 mi
24 hours11° 40' 09.2"758.88 miEast1° 52' 18.2"128.74 miSouth774.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NatalSun 11:04 AM125 km78 miles68 nmWest W
João PessoaSun 11:04 AM172 km107 miles93 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeSun 11:04 AM266 km165 miles144 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:04 PM282 km175 miles152 nmNortheast NE
MaceióSun 11:04 AM463 km288 miles250 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaSun 11:04 AM544 km338 miles293 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:04 AM930 km578 miles502 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSun 11:04 AM1669 km1037 miles901 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSun 11:04 AM1870 km1162 miles1010 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroSun 11:04 AM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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