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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° 36' 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"1005.27 miwest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 misouth1005.24 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° 21' 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"947.22 miwest0° 04' 01.3"4.61 minorth947.03 mi
24 hours348° 26' 09.0"754.41 miwest1° 11' 07.1"81.54 minorth756.01 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 AM1413 km878 miles763 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorWed 10:18 AM1618 km1005 miles874 nmWest W
JamestownWed 1:18 PM1929 km1198 miles1041 nmEast E
FortalezaWed 10:18 AM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:18 AM2273 km1413 miles1228 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Wed 11:18 AM2615 km1625 miles1412 nmWest W
São Paulo *Wed 11:18 AM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaWed 1:18 PM2686 km1669 miles1450 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownWed 1:18 PM2772 km1722 miles1497 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryWed 1:18 PM2855 km1774 miles1541 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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