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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 = Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 1:54:00 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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 33' South, Longitude: 31° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.91 meters/second, 1659.3 km/hour, 1031.0 miles/hour or 895.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.18 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.18 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.0"1030.98 miWest0° 00' 56.8"1.09 miSouth1030.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 57.4"4.53 miWest0° 22' 41.7"25.99 miSouth26.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 22' North, Longitude: 104° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.99 meters/second, 1558.8 km/hour, 968.6 miles/hour or 841.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.14 miWest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miSouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 31' 02.9"968.36 miWest0° 07' 53.6"9.05 miSouth968.70 mi
24 hours11° 34' 21.3"771.98 miEast3° 31' 03.5"241.82 miSouth814.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaTue 11:54 AM309 km192 miles167 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RecifeTue 10:54 AM389 km242 miles210 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatalTue 10:54 AM396 km246 miles214 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióTue 10:54 AM560 km348 miles302 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaTue 10:54 AM817 km508 miles441 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorTue 10:54 AM1028 km639 miles555 nmSouthwest SW
BelémTue 10:54 AM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaTue 10:54 AM2038 km1267 miles1101 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de JaneiroTue 10:54 AM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São PauloTue 10:54 AM2467 km1533 miles1332 nmSouthwest SW

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