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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 2:28:00 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 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 AM131 km82 miles71 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaFri 11:28 AM485 km302 miles262 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióFri 11:28 AM558 km347 miles301 nmEast-southeast ESE
RecifeFri 11:28 AM609 km378 miles329 nmEast E
NatalFri 11:28 AM611 km380 miles330 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM622 km386 miles336 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:28 PM980 km609 miles529 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémFri 11:28 AM1130 km702 miles610 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaFri 11:28 AM1211 km752 miles654 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroFri 11:28 AM1716 km1066 miles927 nmSouth S

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