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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 2:38:00 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 14:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 37' South, Longitude: 43° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.98 meters/second, 1641.5 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"1019.91 miWest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 miSouth1019.88 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.2"2.70 miWest0° 21' 18.9"24.42 miSouth24.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 14:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 45' South, Longitude: 29° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.76 meters/second, 1511.1 km/hour, 939.0 miles/hour or 815.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.65 miWest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 miNorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 25' 05.1"938.72 miWest0° 04' 29.7"5.15 miNorth938.95 mi
24 hours13° 36' 32.4"886.07 miEast2° 19' 51.4"160.32 miNorth906.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasSat 11:38 AM249 km155 miles134 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorSat 11:38 AM588 km365 miles317 nmEast-southeast ESE
BrasiliaSat 11:38 AM756 km470 miles408 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaSat 11:38 AM928 km577 miles501 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSat 11:38 AM967 km601 miles522 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelémSat 11:38 AM1164 km723 miles628 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio de JaneiroSat 11:38 AM1366 km849 miles738 nmSouth S
São PauloSat 11:38 AM1473 km915 miles796 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneSat 11:38 AM1990 km1236 miles1074 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausSat 10:38 AM2023 km1257 miles1093 nmWest-northwest WNW

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