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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

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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° 60' 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"1031.05 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.09 misouth1031.03 mi
24 hours0° 03' 57.4"4.53 miwest0° 22' 41.7"25.99 misouth26.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 13:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 21' North, Longitude: 105° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.00 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"968.44 miwest0° 07' 53.6"9.05 misouth968.78 mi
24 hours11° 34' 21.3"772.04 mieast3° 31' 05.5"241.88 misouth814.76 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 AM297 km185 miles161 nmNorth N
RecifeTue 10:54 AM362 km225 miles196 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatalTue 10:54 AM371 km231 miles200 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióTue 10:54 AM537 km334 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaTue 10:54 AM794 km493 miles429 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorTue 10:54 AM1005 km624 miles543 nmSouthwest SW
BelémTue 10:54 AM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaTue 10:54 AM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de JaneiroTue 10:54 AM2177 km1353 miles1175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São PauloTue 10:54 AM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmSouthwest SW
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