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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 14:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 48' South, Longitude: 36° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.56 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 misouth1032.44 mi
24 hours0° 04' 11.4"4.81 miwest0° 22' 51.5"26.18 misouth26.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 56' North, Longitude: 133° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.03 meters/second, 1519.3 km/hour, 944.1 miles/hour or 820.4 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' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.6"943.75 miwest0° 03' 36.5"4.14 misouth943.94 mi
24 hours11° 40' 07.7"758.90 mieast1° 52' 40.5"129.17 misouth774.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MossoróSun 11:14 AM106 km66 miles57 nmNorthwest NW
NatalSun 11:14 AM147 km91 miles79 nmEast E
Campina GrandeSun 11:14 AM180 km112 miles97 nmSouth-southeast SSE
João PessoaSun 11:14 AM236 km147 miles128 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeSun 11:14 AM316 km196 miles171 nmSoutheast SE
FortalezaSun 11:14 AM318 km197 miles172 nmNorthwest NW
MaceióSun 11:14 AM438 km272 miles236 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaSun 12:14 PM507 km315 miles274 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorSun 11:14 AM820 km509 miles443 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémSun 11:14 AM1407 km874 miles760 nmWest-northwest WNW
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