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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 = Friday, October 12, 2012 at 2:18:00 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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 41' South, Longitude: 37° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.76 meters/second, 1655.2 km/hour, 1028.5 miles/hour or 893.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.0"1028.41 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1028.39 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.2"4.08 miWest0° 22' 23.9"25.65 miSouth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 14:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' North, Longitude: 75° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.97 meters/second, 1612.7 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.70 miWest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 miSouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 12.8"1001.96 miWest0° 12' 15.3"14.04 miSouth1002.15 mi
24 hours12° 05' 24.1"835.23 miEast5° 00' 18.7"343.90 miSouth903.97 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 NorteFri 11:18 AM164 km102 miles89 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaranhunsFri 11:18 AM205 km127 miles110 nmSoutheast SE
CaruaruFri 11:18 AM223 km138 miles120 nmEast-southeast ESE
Campina GrandeFri 11:18 AM230 km143 miles124 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaceióFri 11:18 AM322 km200 miles174 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeFri 11:18 AM334 km208 miles180 nmEast E
NatalFri 11:18 AM364 km226 miles196 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaFri 11:18 AM443 km275 miles239 nmNorth N
SalvadorFri 11:18 AM589 km366 miles318 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:18 PM740 km460 miles400 nmNortheast NE

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