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Day and Night World Map

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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 14:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 11' South
Longitude: 33° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.24 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"1031.81 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 14:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 05' North
Longitude: 118° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.82 meters/second, 1536.5 km/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 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' 54.4"954.57 miwest0° 05' 49.9"6.68 misouth954.85 mi
24 hours11° 36' 27.0"763.42 mieast2° 44' 11.9"188.20 misouth791.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
João PessoaMon 11:00 AM191 km119 miles103 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatalMon 11:00 AM207 km129 miles112 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeMon 11:00 AM267 km166 miles144 nmSouthwest SW
Fernando de NoronhaMon 12:00 Noon275 km171 miles149 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióMon 11:00 AM462 km287 miles250 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaMon 11:00 AM632 km393 miles341 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 11:00 AM934 km580 miles504 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 11:00 AM1752 km1089 miles946 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 11:00 AM1903 km1183 miles1028 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroMon 11:00 AM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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