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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 = Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 2:32:00 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 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 41' South, Longitude: 41° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.33 meters/second, 1635.6 km/hour, 1016.3 miles/hour or 883.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.94 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth16.94 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.8"1016.19 miWest0° 00' 52.2"1.00 miSouth1016.16 mi
24 hours0° 01' 53.1"2.13 miWest0° 20' 47.9"23.83 miSouth23.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 15' South, Longitude: 69° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.62 meters/second, 1589.8 km/hour, 987.9 miles/hour or 858.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.46 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miNorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.5"987.75 miWest0° 10' 26.1"11.95 miNorth988.09 mi
24 hours11° 28' 12.0"780.78 miEast4° 19' 43.2"297.47 miNorth839.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 11:32 AM402 km250 miles217 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Tue 12:32 PM789 km490 miles426 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeTue 11:32 AM869 km540 miles469 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaTue 11:32 AM956 km594 miles516 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:32 PM1256 km781 miles678 nmSouth S
BelémTue 11:32 AM1342 km834 miles725 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Tue 12:32 PM1405 km873 miles759 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneTue 11:32 AM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausTue 10:32 AM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Tue 11:32 AM2236 km1390 miles1208 nmSouthwest SW

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