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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 2:48:00 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 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' South, Longitude: 45° 49' 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"1019.90 miWest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 miSouth1019.88 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.1"2.70 miWest0° 21' 18.8"24.42 miSouth24.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' South, Longitude: 26° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.80 meters/second, 1511.3 km/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.0 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' 04.5"0.09 miNorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 25' 05.9"938.80 miWest0° 04' 30.8"5.18 miNorth939.04 mi
24 hours13° 36' 13.4"885.79 miEast2° 20' 18.1"160.83 miNorth906.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasSat 11:48 AM190 km118 miles103 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrasiliaSat 11:48 AM614 km382 miles332 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorSat 11:48 AM841 km522 miles454 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémSat 11:48 AM1056 km656 miles570 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaSat 11:48 AM1109 km689 miles599 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSat 11:48 AM1232 km766 miles665 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de JaneiroSat 11:48 AM1394 km866 miles753 nmSouth S
São PauloSat 11:48 AM1433 km890 miles774 nmSouth S
ManausSat 10:48 AM1775 km1103 miles959 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneSat 11:48 AM1866 km1160 miles1008 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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