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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 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 48' South, Longitude: 34° 21' 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"1032.53 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 misouth1032.52 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° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.01 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"943.76 miwest0° 03' 35.7"4.12 misouth943.95 mi
24 hours11° 40' 09.0"758.93 mieast1° 52' 20.6"128.80 misouth774.06 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 AM99 km62 miles54 nmWest W
João PessoaSun 11:04 AM156 km97 miles84 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Campina GrandeSun 11:04 AM229 km142 miles124 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeSun 11:04 AM261 km162 miles141 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:04 PM300 km187 miles162 nmNortheast NE
MaceióSun 11:04 AM454 km282 miles245 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaSun 11:04 AM521 km324 miles281 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 11:04 AM913 km568 miles493 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSun 11:04 AM1641 km1020 miles886 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaSun 11:04 AM1845 km1147 miles996 nmSouthwest SW
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