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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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 is currently 455.98 meters/second, 1641.5 kilometres/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 is currently 419.80 meters/second, 1511.3 kilometres/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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 Its Zenith

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

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