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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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 is currently 461.57 meters/second, 1661.6 kilometres/hour, 1032.5 miles/hour or 897.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 is currently 422.00 meters/second, 1519.2 kilometres/hour, 944.0 miles/hour or 820.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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 Its Zenith

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

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