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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 42' South
Longitude: 43° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.76 meters/second, 1655.1 km/hour, 1028.4 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 misouth1028.45 mi
24 hours0° 03' 34.1"4.08 miwest0° 22' 23.8"25.65 misouth25.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 48' North
Longitude: 80° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.00 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' 12.1"1002.08 miwest0° 12' 16.0"14.05 misouth1002.27 mi
24 hours12° 05' 44.9"835.74 mieast5° 00' 27.7"344.10 misouth904.47 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 AM671 km417 miles362 nmNortheast NE
SalvadorFri 11:38 AM778 km483 miles420 nmSoutheast SE
BelémFri 11:38 AM907 km563 miles490 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeFri 11:38 AM917 km570 miles495 nmEast E
BrasiliaFri 11:38 AM1032 km641 miles557 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de JaneiroFri 11:38 AM1690 km1050 miles913 nmSouth S
CayenneFri 11:38 AM1727 km1073 miles933 nmNorthwest NW
São PauloFri 11:38 AM1794 km1115 miles969 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManausFri 10:38 AM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmWest-northwest WNW
ParamariboFri 11:38 AM2001 km1243 miles1080 nmNorthwest NW
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