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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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 59' South
Longitude: 46° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.44 meters/second, 1639.6 km/hour, 1018.8 miles/hour or 885.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.8"1018.76 miwest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 misouth1018.73 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.3"2.51 miwest0° 21' 08.9"24.23 misouth24.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 24' South
Longitude: 40° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.51 meters/second, 1535.4 km/hour, 954.1 miles/hour or 829.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.90 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 27' 00.3"953.92 miwest0° 07' 10.7"8.23 minorth954.27 mi
24 hours12° 49' 07.3"846.27 mieast3° 16' 17.9"224.97 minorth882.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarreirasSun 11:48 AM181 km113 miles98 nmSoutheast SE
Brasilia *Sun 12:48 PM565 km351 miles305 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorSun 11:48 AM862 km535 miles465 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémSun 11:48 AM1086 km675 miles586 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM1155 km718 miles624 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 11:48 AM1276 km793 miles689 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 12:48 PM1363 km847 miles736 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Sun 12:48 PM1394 km866 miles753 nmSouth S
ManausSun 10:48 AM1763 km1095 miles952 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneSun 11:48 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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