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Day and Night World Map

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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 14:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 38' South
Longitude: 48° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.98 meters/second, 1641.5 km/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.3 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"1019.96 miwest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 misouth1019.94 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.0"2.70 miwest0° 21' 18.7"24.42 misouth24.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 43' South
Longitude: 24° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.84 meters/second, 1511.4 km/hour, 939.2 miles/hour or 816.1 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' 06.7"938.96 miwest0° 04' 32.3"5.20 minorth939.20 mi
24 hours13° 35' 52.3"885.55 mieast2° 20' 47.8"161.41 minorth906.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalmasSat 11:58 AM57 km35 miles31 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrasiliaSat 11:58 AM577 km358 miles311 nmSouth S
GoiâniaSat 11:58 AM678 km421 miles366 nmSouth S
BelémSat 11:58 AM1015 km631 miles548 nmNorth N
SalvadorSat 11:58 AM1132 km703 miles611 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaSat 11:58 AM1342 km834 miles724 nmNortheast NE
São PauloSat 11:58 AM1447 km899 miles781 nmSouth S
Rio de JaneiroSat 11:58 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManausSat 10:58 AM1511 km939 miles816 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 11:58 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmEast E
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