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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 2:58:00 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 14:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' South, Longitude: 48° 19' 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"1019.89 miWest0° 00' 53.5"1.02 miSouth1019.87 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.0"2.70 miWest0° 21' 18.7"24.41 miSouth24.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 44' South, Longitude: 24° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.84 meters/second, 1511.4 km/hour, 939.1 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' 06.6"938.89 miWest0° 04' 32.2"5.20 miNorth939.13 mi
24 hours13° 35' 54.4"885.52 miEast2° 20' 44.9"161.34 miNorth906.22 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 AM49 km31 miles27 nmNorth N
BrasiliaSat 11:58 AM573 km356 miles310 nmSouth S
São Félix do XinguSat 11:58 AM598 km371 miles323 nmNorthwest NW
GoiâniaSat 11:58 AM682 km424 miles368 nmSouth S
BelémSat 11:58 AM1015 km631 miles548 nmNorth N
SalvadorSat 11:58 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaSat 11:58 AM1316 km818 miles711 nmNortheast NE
São PauloSat 11:58 AM1443 km897 miles779 nmSouth S
Rio de JaneiroSat 11:58 AM1471 km914 miles794 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeSat 11:58 AM1502 km933 miles811 nmEast E

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