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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 3:04:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 15:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 12' South, Longitude: 49° 09' 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 miSouth1031.69 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 15:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 59' North, Longitude: 133° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.07 meters/second, 1537.4 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.2 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"955.06 miWest0° 05' 55.6"6.79 miSouth955.35 mi
24 hours11° 36' 18.2"763.65 miEast2° 46' 22.1"190.67 miSouth792.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AraguaínaMon 12:04 PM152 km94 miles82 nmSoutheast SE
São Félix do XinguMon 12:04 PM317 km197 miles171 nmWest W
BelémMon 12:04 PM530 km329 miles286 nmNorth N
BrasiliaMon 12:04 PM1071 km665 miles578 nmSouth S
FortalezaMon 12:04 PM1210 km752 miles653 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManausMon 11:04 AM1254 km779 miles677 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneMon 12:04 PM1280 km796 miles691 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorMon 12:04 PM1390 km864 miles751 nmEast-southeast ESE
ParamariboMon 12:04 PM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeMon 12:04 PM1588 km986 miles857 nmEast E

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