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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 = Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:28:00 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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 19' South, Longitude: 40° 21' 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"1029.30 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1029.28 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: 89° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.96 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"995.21 miWest0° 11' 14.5"12.88 miSouth995.51 mi
24 hours11° 46' 44.9"807.73 miEast4° 42' 35.3"323.63 miSouth873.38 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 AM114 km71 miles62 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 11:28 AM445 km277 miles240 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióThu 11:28 AM569 km354 miles307 nmEast-southeast ESE
NatalThu 11:28 AM592 km368 miles320 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeThu 11:28 AM606 km377 miles327 nmEast E
SalvadorThu 11:28 AM659 km409 miles356 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:28 PM957 km595 miles517 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémThu 11:28 AM1111 km690 miles600 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaThu 11:28 AM1246 km775 miles673 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroThu 11:28 AM1758 km1093 miles949 nmSouth S

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