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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° 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 AM266 km165 miles143 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NatalMon 10:54 AM402 km250 miles217 nmWest W
RecifeMon 10:54 AM416 km259 miles225 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaceióMon 10:54 AM594 km369 miles320 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaMon 10:54 AM815 km506 miles440 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 10:54 AM1062 km660 miles573 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 10:54 AM1941 km1206 miles1048 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 miles1349 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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