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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

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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: 42° 12' 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"1016.26 miwest0° 00' 52.2"1.00 misouth1016.23 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: 68° 54' 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 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.7"987.83 miwest0° 10' 26.2"11.96 minorth988.17 mi
24 hours11° 28' 10.4"780.81 mieast4° 19' 43.9"297.51 minorth839.83 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 AM429 km267 miles232 nmEast-southeast ESE
Brasilia *Tue 12:32 PM764 km475 miles413 nmSouthwest SW
RecifeTue 11:32 AM895 km556 miles483 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaTue 11:32 AM964 km599 miles520 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:32 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmSouth S
BelémTue 11:32 AM1327 km824 miles716 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Tue 12:32 PM1397 km868 miles754 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CayenneTue 11:32 AM2152 km1337 miles1162 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausTue 10:32 AM2181 km1355 miles1178 nmWest-northwest WNW
Asuncion *Tue 11:32 AM2215 km1376 miles1196 nmSouthwest SW
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