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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 = Saturday, October 13, 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 Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 04' South, Longitude: 40° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.35 meters/second, 1653.6 km/hour, 1027.5 miles/hour or 892.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1027.47 miWest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 miSouth1027.45 mi
24 hours0° 03' 26.0"3.92 miWest0° 22' 17.2"25.53 miSouth25.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 10' South, Longitude: 66° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.71 meters/second, 1611.8 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.69 miWest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 miSouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 29' 13.0"1001.36 miWest0° 12' 40.3"14.51 miSouth1001.39 mi
24 hours12° 33' 52.0"868.47 miEast5° 01' 44.4"345.56 miSouth932.32 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 NorteSat 11:28 AM158 km98 miles85 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaSat 11:28 AM526 km327 miles284 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaceióSat 11:28 AM549 km341 miles296 nmEast-southeast ESE
SalvadorSat 11:28 AM585 km364 miles316 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeSat 11:28 AM614 km381 miles331 nmEast E
NatalSat 11:28 AM633 km393 miles342 nmEast-northeast ENE
Fernando de NoronhaSat 12:28 PM1004 km624 miles542 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémSat 11:28 AM1150 km715 miles621 nmNorthwest NW
BrasiliaSat 11:28 AM1176 km731 miles635 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de JaneiroSat 11:28 AM1674 km1040 miles904 nmSouth S

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