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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 11' South, Longitude: 31° 55' 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"1031.82 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.7"4.67 miwest0° 22' 46.8"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° 05' North, Longitude: 116° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.79 meters/second, 1536.5 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"954.51 miwest0° 05' 49.3"6.67 misouth954.80 mi
24 hours11° 36' 28.0"763.40 mieast2° 43' 59.3"187.96 misouth791.66 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 AM257 km160 miles139 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalMon 10:54 AM371 km231 miles200 nmWest W
RecifeMon 10:54 AM390 km242 miles211 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaceióMon 10:54 AM570 km354 miles308 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaMon 10:54 AM786 km488 miles424 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 10:54 AM1040 km646 miles562 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 10:54 AM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 10:54 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de JaneiroMon 10:54 AM2216 km1377 miles1197 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São PauloMon 10:54 AM2487 km1545 miles1343 nmSouthwest SW
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