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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 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 42' South, Longitude: 40° 24' 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"1028.40 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.38 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 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 50' North, Longitude: 78° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.98 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' 12.6"1001.99 miwest0° 12' 15.6"14.04 misouth1002.17 mi
24 hours12° 05' 34.0"835.44 mieast5° 00' 23.0"343.98 misouth904.18 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 11:28 AM135 km84 miles73 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaFri 11:28 AM481 km299 miles259 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióFri 11:28 AM559 km347 miles302 nmEast-southeast ESE
NatalFri 11:28 AM609 km378 miles329 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 11:28 AM611 km379 miles330 nmEast E
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM620 km385 miles335 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:28 PM979 km608 miles529 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémFri 11:28 AM1131 km703 miles611 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaFri 11:28 AM1211 km752 miles654 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroFri 11:28 AM1716 km1066 miles927 nmSouth S
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