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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° 41' 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"1028.47 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 misouth1028.46 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° 25' 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"1002.06 miwest0° 12' 15.6"14.04 misouth1002.24 mi
24 hours12° 05' 35.0"835.52 mieast5° 00' 23.6"344.02 misouth904.26 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 AM164 km102 miles88 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaFri 11:28 AM494 km307 miles267 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióFri 11:28 AM587 km365 miles317 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM631 km392 miles341 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NatalFri 11:28 AM638 km396 miles344 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeFri 11:28 AM641 km399 miles346 nmEast E
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:28 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémFri 11:28 AM1107 km688 miles598 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaFri 11:28 AM1191 km740 miles643 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroFri 11:28 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmSouth S
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