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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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 11' South, Longitude: 45° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.99 meters/second, 1648.8 km/hour, 1024.5 miles/hour or 890.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.08 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.08 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.6"1024.50 miwest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 misouth1024.48 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.1"3.42 miwest0° 21' 54.5"25.10 misouth25.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 00' South, Longitude: 31° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.48 meters/second, 1542.5 km/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.97 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 24' 36.5"958.26 miwest0° 08' 50.0"10.13 misouth957.96 mi
24 hours14° 24' 12.5"957.82 mieast2° 58' 46.6"204.93 misouth972.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrasiliaTue 11:48 AM762 km474 miles412 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BelémTue 11:48 AM901 km560 miles487 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorTue 11:48 AM913 km567 miles493 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaTue 11:48 AM1008 km627 miles545 nmNortheast NE
RecifeTue 11:48 AM1219 km758 miles658 nmEast E
Rio de JaneiroTue 11:48 AM1553 km965 miles839 nmSouth S
São PauloTue 11:48 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmSouth S
ManausTue 10:48 AM1699 km1056 miles918 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneTue 11:48 AM1716 km1066 miles926 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ParamariboTue 11:48 AM1951 km1212 miles1053 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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