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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 2:54:00 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 14:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 11' South, Longitude: 46° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.23 meters/second, 1660.4 km/hour, 1031.7 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"1031.71 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.3"4.67 miWest0° 22' 46.6"26.09 miSouth26.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 14:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 60' North, Longitude: 131° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.03 meters/second, 1537.3 km/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.1 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' 05.9"0.11 miSouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.8"954.97 miWest0° 05' 54.7"6.78 miSouth955.26 mi
24 hours11° 36' 19.6"763.60 miEast2° 46' 01.4"190.28 miSouth792.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AraguaínaMon 11:54 AM205 km127 miles111 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémMon 11:54 AM562 km349 miles303 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Félix do XinguMon 11:54 AM592 km368 miles320 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 11:54 AM941 km585 miles508 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrasiliaMon 11:54 AM1071 km665 miles578 nmSouth S
SalvadorMon 11:54 AM1169 km726 miles631 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeMon 11:54 AM1314 km817 miles710 nmEast E
CayenneMon 11:54 AM1383 km859 miles747 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausMon 10:54 AM1522 km946 miles822 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboMon 11:54 AM1631 km1013 miles881 nmNorthwest NW

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