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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 2:04:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 11' South, Longitude: 34° 09' 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"1031.74 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.72 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 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 05' North, Longitude: 118° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.83 meters/second, 1536.6 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"954.52 miWest0° 05' 50.1"6.69 miSouth954.81 mi
24 hours11° 36' 26.7"763.38 miEast2° 44' 17.9"188.30 miSouth791.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NatalMon 11:04 AM130 km81 miles70 nmWest-northwest WNW
João PessoaMon 11:04 AM131 km81 miles71 nmSouthwest SW
Campina GrandeMon 11:04 AM221 km137 miles119 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeMon 11:04 AM228 km141 miles123 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaMon 12:04 PM317 km197 miles171 nmNortheast NE
MaceióMon 11:04 AM424 km263 miles229 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FortalezaMon 11:04 AM561 km348 miles303 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 11:04 AM889 km552 miles480 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémMon 11:04 AM1676 km1041 miles905 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 11:04 AM1838 km1142 miles993 nmSouthwest SW

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