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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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 Latitude: 6° 11' South, Longitude: 33° 09' West

The ground speed is currently 461.25 meters/second, 1660.5 kilometres/hour, 1031.8 miles/hour or 896.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 46.8"26.09 miSouth26.50 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 14:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 05' North, Longitude: 117° 57' West

The ground speed is currently 426.81 meters/second, 1536.5 kilometres/hour, 954.8 miles/hour or 829.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"954.49 miWest0° 05' 49.8"6.68 miSouth954.78 mi
24 hours11° 36' 27.2"763.37 miEast2° 44' 09.6"188.14 miSouth791.67 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
João PessoaMon 11:00 AM219 km136 miles118 nm WSW
NatalMon 11:00 AM232 km144 miles125 nm W
Fernando de NoronhaMon 12:00 Noon269 km167 miles145 nm NNE
RecifeMon 11:00 AM284 km177 miles153 nm SW
MaceióMon 11:00 AM478 km297 miles258 nm SW
FortalezaMon 11:00 AM655 km407 miles354 nm WNW
SalvadorMon 11:00 AM954 km593 miles515 nm SW
BelémMon 11:00 AM1780 km1106 miles961 nm WNW
BrasiliaMon 11:00 AM1928 km1198 miles1041 nm SW
Rio de JaneiroMon 11:00 AM2148 km1334 miles1160 nm SSW