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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 = Sunday, October 21, 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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 59' South, Longitude: 45° 51' 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"1018.69 miWest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 miSouth1018.66 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 Latitude: 17° 24' South, Longitude: 40° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.50 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' 00.2"953.84 miWest0° 07' 10.4"8.22 miNorth954.19 mi
24 hours12° 49' 09.4"846.24 miEast3° 16' 15.7"224.91 miNorth882.45 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 AM159 km99 miles86 nmSoutheast SE
Brasilia *Sun 12:48 PM576 km358 miles311 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SalvadorSun 11:48 AM833 km518 miles450 nmEast-southeast ESE
BelémSun 11:48 AM1093 km679 miles590 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FortalezaSun 11:48 AM1139 km708 miles615 nmNortheast NE
RecifeSun 11:48 AM1246 km774 miles673 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 12:48 PM1357 km843 miles733 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Sun 12:48 PM1394 km866 miles752 nmSouth S
ManausSun 10:48 AM1790 km1112 miles966 nmWest-northwest WNW
CayenneSun 11:48 AM1901 km1181 miles1026 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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