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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 20, 2012 at 1:48:00 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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 13:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 37' South, Longitude: 30° 49' 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"1019.95 miWest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 miSouth1019.93 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: 41° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.57 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' 01.6"938.30 miWest0° 04' 23.4"5.03 miNorth938.52 mi
24 hours13° 38' 06.8"887.44 miEast2° 17' 36.8"157.75 miNorth907.39 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 AM530 km329 miles286 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaceióSat 10:48 AM550 km341 miles297 nmWest W
Fernando de NoronhaSat 11:48 AM768 km477 miles415 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SalvadorSat 10:48 AM876 km544 miles473 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 10:48 AM1141 km709 miles616 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de JaneiroSat 10:48 AM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmSouthwest SW
BrasiliaSat 10:48 AM1936 km1203 miles1045 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémSat 10:48 AM2199 km1367 miles1188 nmWest-northwest WNW
São PauloSat 10:48 AM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownSat 1:48 PM2780 km1728 miles1501 nmEast-southeast ESE

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