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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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 19' South, Longitude: 40° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.16 meters/second, 1656.6 km/hour, 1029.3 miles/hour or 894.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.4"1029.37 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1029.35 mi
24 hours0° 03' 42.1"4.23 miwest0° 22' 30.2"25.77 misouth26.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 33' North, Longitude: 90° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.97 meters/second, 1601.9 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.2"995.29 miwest0° 11' 14.6"12.88 misouth995.59 mi
24 hours11° 46' 45.6"807.81 mieast4° 42' 36.6"323.67 misouth873.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juàzeiro do NorteThu 11:28 AM147 km91 miles79 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 11:28 AM455 km283 miles246 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióThu 11:28 AM598 km371 miles323 nmEast-southeast ESE
NatalThu 11:28 AM619 km384 miles334 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 11:28 AM639 km397 miles345 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:28 AM667 km415 miles360 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:28 PM985 km612 miles532 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémThu 11:28 AM1087 km675 miles587 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaThu 11:28 AM1227 km762 miles662 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroThu 11:28 AM1753 km1089 miles947 nmSouth S
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