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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 3:14:00 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 15:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 12' South, Longitude: 51° 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"1031.70 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.69 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.2"4.67 miWest0° 22' 46.6"26.08 miSouth26.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 15:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 58' North, Longitude: 135° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.11 meters/second, 1537.6 km/hour, 955.4 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' 54.9"955.15 miWest0° 05' 56.5"6.81 miSouth955.44 mi
24 hours11° 36' 16.8"763.69 miEast2° 46' 42.8"191.07 miSouth792.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São Félix do XinguMon 12:14 PM61 km38 miles33 nmSouthwest SW
SantarémMon 12:14 PM539 km335 miles291 nmNorthwest NW
BelémMon 12:14 PM633 km393 miles342 nmNortheast NE
ManausMon 11:14 AM990 km615 miles534 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 12:14 PM1139 km707 miles615 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CayenneMon 12:14 PM1233 km766 miles666 nmNorth N
ParamariboMon 12:14 PM1385 km861 miles748 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaMon 12:14 PM1481 km920 miles800 nmEast E
GeorgetownMon 11:14 AM1610 km1001 miles869 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorMon 12:14 PM1628 km1012 miles879 nmEast-southeast ESE

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