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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 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 13:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 21' South, Longitude: 23° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.47 meters/second, 1618.1 km/hour, 1005.4 miles/hour or 873.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.2"1005.34 miwest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 misouth1005.31 mi
24 hours0° 00' 23.7"0.44 miwest0° 19' 09.0"21.94 misouth21.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 13:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 27' North, Longitude: 175° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.58 meters/second, 1524.9 km/hour, 947.5 miles/hour or 823.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.79 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 minorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.5"947.28 miwest0° 04' 01.3"4.61 minorth947.09 mi
24 hours348° 26' 08.6"754.46 miwest1° 11' 04.5"81.49 minorth756.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeWed 10:18 AM1386 km861 miles748 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorWed 10:18 AM1588 km987 miles857 nmWest W
JamestownWed 1:18 PM1958 km1217 miles1057 nmEast E
FortalezaWed 10:18 AM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:18 AM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Wed 11:18 AM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmWest W
São Paulo *Wed 11:18 AM2601 km1616 miles1404 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaWed 1:18 PM2702 km1679 miles1459 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 1:18 PM2785 km1730 miles1504 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryWed 1:18 PM2867 km1781 miles1548 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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