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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 = Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:48:00 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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 11' South, Longitude: 45° 38' 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"1024.43 miWest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 miSouth1024.41 mi
24 hours0° 03' 00.1"3.42 miWest0° 21' 54.5"25.09 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: 15° 60' South, Longitude: 31° 19' 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 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 24' 36.5"958.21 miWest0° 08' 50.2"10.13 miSouth957.91 mi
24 hours14° 24' 11.1"957.74 miEast2° 58' 50.0"204.97 miSouth972.00 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 AM771 km479 miles417 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorTue 11:48 AM887 km551 miles479 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémTue 11:48 AM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaTue 11:48 AM991 km616 miles535 nmNortheast NE
RecifeTue 11:48 AM1188 km738 miles641 nmEast E
Rio de JaneiroTue 11:48 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmSouth S
São PauloTue 11:48 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmSouth S
ManausTue 10:48 AM1728 km1074 miles933 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneTue 11:48 AM1729 km1074 miles934 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ParamariboTue 11:48 AM1967 km1222 miles1062 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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