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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 14:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 42' South, Longitude: 42° 54' 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' 34.1"4.08 miwest0° 22' 23.8"25.65 misouth25.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 48' North, Longitude: 80° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.99 meters/second, 1612.8 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' 12.2"0.23 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 12.2"1002.01 miwest0° 12' 16.0"14.05 misouth1002.19 mi
24 hours12° 05' 43.8"835.66 mieast5° 00' 27.4"344.06 misouth904.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaFri 11:38 AM648 km403 miles350 nmNortheast NE
SalvadorFri 11:38 AM758 km471 miles409 nmSoutheast SE
RecifeFri 11:38 AM886 km550 miles478 nmEast E
BelémFri 11:38 AM927 km576 miles501 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaFri 11:38 AM1047 km651 miles565 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de JaneiroFri 11:38 AM1690 km1050 miles913 nmSouth S
CayenneFri 11:38 AM1745 km1085 miles942 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloFri 11:38 AM1801 km1119 miles972 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManausFri 10:38 AM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboFri 11:38 AM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmNorthwest NW
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