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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 14:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 11' South, Longitude: 38° 26' 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"1031.80 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.79 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.6"4.67 miwest0° 22' 46.8"26.09 misouth26.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 14:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 03' North, Longitude: 123° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.90 meters/second, 1536.8 km/hour, 954.9 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.6"954.74 miwest0° 05' 51.7"6.72 misouth955.03 mi
24 hours11° 36' 24.2"763.51 mieast2° 44' 53.4"188.99 misouth792.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juàzeiro do NorteMon 11:20 AM146 km90 miles79 nmSouthwest SW
MossoróMon 11:20 AM168 km104 miles91 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaMon 11:20 AM270 km167 miles146 nmNorth N
NatalMon 11:20 AM355 km220 miles191 nmEast E
RecifeMon 11:20 AM445 km277 miles240 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaceióMon 11:20 AM486 km302 miles263 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaMon 12:20 PM712 km443 miles385 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorMon 11:20 AM750 km466 miles405 nmSouth S
BelémMon 11:20 AM1233 km766 miles666 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 11:20 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmSouthwest SW
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