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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 = Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:46:00 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 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 22' South, Longitude: 45° 36' 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"1005.18 miWest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 miSouth1005.15 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: 154° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.31 meters/second, 1523.9 km/hour, 946.9 miles/hour or 822.9 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"946.62 miWest0° 03' 53.4"4.46 miNorth946.44 mi
24 hours11° 34' 21.3"754.51 miEast1° 07' 50.0"77.77 miNorth755.83 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 PM293 km182 miles158 nmWest-southwest WSW
Goiânia *Wed 12:46 PM469 km291 miles253 nmSouthwest SW
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:46 PM640 km397 miles345 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SalvadorWed 11:46 AM784 km487 miles424 nmEast E
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:46 PM986 km613 miles532 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM1023 km636 miles552 nmSouth S
RecifeWed 11:46 AM1360 km845 miles734 nmEast-northeast ENE
FortalezaWed 11:46 AM1409 km876 miles761 nmNortheast NE
BelémWed 11:46 AM1463 km909 miles790 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Wed 11:46 AM1745 km1084 miles942 nmSouthwest SW

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