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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 = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:54:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' South, Longitude: 31° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.25 meters/second, 1660.5 km/hour, 1031.8 miles/hour or 896.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.74 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.73 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.7"4.67 miWest0° 22' 46.9"26.09 miSouth26.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 06' North, Longitude: 116° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.79 meters/second, 1536.4 km/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.91 miWest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.3"954.44 miWest0° 05' 49.2"6.67 miSouth954.72 mi
24 hours11° 36' 28.1"763.34 miEast2° 43' 57.1"187.90 miSouth791.58 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 NoronhaMon 11:54 AM271 km168 miles146 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalMon 10:54 AM397 km246 miles214 nmWest W
RecifeMon 10:54 AM415 km258 miles224 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaceióMon 10:54 AM592 km368 miles320 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaMon 10:54 AM809 km503 miles437 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 10:54 AM1063 km660 miles574 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 10:54 AM1940 km1205 miles1047 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 10:54 AM2067 km1284 miles1116 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de JaneiroMon 10:54 AM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PraiaMon 12:54 PM2499 km1553 miles1350 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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