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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 2:20:00 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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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° 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"1031.73 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.6"4.67 miWest0° 22' 46.8"26.09 miSouth26.50 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: 122° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.89 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"954.67 miWest0° 05' 51.6"6.72 miSouth954.95 mi
24 hours11° 36' 24.4"763.45 miEast2° 44' 51.0"188.93 miSouth791.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MossoróMon 11:20 AM141 km88 miles76 nmNortheast NE
Juàzeiro do NorteMon 11:20 AM173 km107 miles93 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaMon 11:20 AM274 km170 miles148 nmNorth N
NatalMon 11:20 AM328 km204 miles177 nmEast E
RecifeMon 11:20 AM415 km258 miles224 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaceióMon 11:20 AM467 km290 miles252 nmSoutheast SE
Fernando de NoronhaMon 12:20 PM684 km425 miles370 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorMon 11:20 AM753 km468 miles407 nmSouth S
BelémMon 11:20 AM1260 km783 miles680 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 11:20 AM1503 km934 miles812 nmSouthwest SW

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