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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 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 22' South, Longitude: 45° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.43 meters/second, 1618.0 km/hour, 1005.4 miles/hour or 873.6 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"1005.25 miwest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 misouth1005.22 mi
24 hours0° 00' 23.0"0.43 miwest0° 19' 08.1"21.93 misouth21.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 33' North, Longitude: 153° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.31 meters/second, 1523.9 km/hour, 946.9 miles/hour or 822.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.78 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.08 minorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.7"946.67 miwest0° 03' 53.4"4.46 minorth946.49 mi
24 hours11° 34' 21.6"754.56 mieast1° 07' 47.6"77.73 minorth755.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Brasilia *Wed 12:46 PM268 km166 miles145 nmSouthwest SW
Goiânia *Wed 12:46 PM450 km280 miles243 nmSouthwest SW
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:46 PM632 km393 miles341 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorWed 11:46 AM814 km506 miles440 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:46 PM994 km617 miles537 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmSouth S
RecifeWed 11:46 AM1385 km861 miles748 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaWed 11:46 AM1421 km883 miles767 nmNortheast NE
BelémWed 11:46 AM1457 km905 miles787 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Wed 11:46 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmSouthwest SW
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