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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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 37' South, Longitude: 31° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.00 meters/second, 1641.6 km/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.1"1020.02 miwest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 misouth1020.00 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.5"2.71 miwest0° 21' 19.2"24.42 misouth24.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' South, Longitude: 40° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.58 meters/second, 1510.5 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.64 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 25' 01.7"938.37 miwest0° 04' 23.5"5.04 minorth938.60 mi
24 hours13° 38' 04.7"887.47 mieast2° 17' 39.9"157.82 minorth907.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeSat 10:48 AM500 km311 miles270 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióSat 10:48 AM519 km323 miles280 nmWest-northwest WNW
Fernando de NoronhaSat 11:48 AM757 km470 miles408 nmNorth N
SalvadorSat 10:48 AM846 km526 miles457 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 10:48 AM1122 km697 miles606 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroSat 10:48 AM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmSouthwest SW
BrasiliaSat 10:48 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 10:48 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmWest-northwest WNW
São PauloSat 10:48 AM2185 km1358 miles1180 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownSat 1:48 PM2810 km1746 miles1517 nmEast-southeast ESE
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