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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 14:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 41' South, Longitude: 38° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.76 meters/second, 1655.1 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"1028.48 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.46 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.2"4.08 miwest0° 22' 23.9"25.66 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: 76° 00' 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"1002.04 miwest0° 12' 15.3"14.04 misouth1002.22 mi
24 hours12° 05' 25.3"835.31 mieast5° 00' 19.3"343.93 misouth904.05 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 AM136 km85 miles73 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaranhunsFri 11:18 AM231 km143 miles125 nmSoutheast SE
MaceióFri 11:18 AM347 km216 miles187 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeFri 11:18 AM367 km228 miles198 nmEast E
NatalFri 11:18 AM388 km241 miles210 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaFri 11:18 AM438 km272 miles237 nmNorth N
SalvadorFri 11:18 AM584 km363 miles316 nmSouth S
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:18 PM764 km475 miles413 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémFri 11:18 AM1335 km829 miles721 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaFri 11:18 AM1385 km861 miles748 nmSouthwest SW
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