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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 = Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:20:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' South, Longitude: 24° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.83 meters/second, 1615.8 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.73 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.81 miWest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 miSouth1003.78 mi
24 hours0° 00' 11.5"0.21 miWest0° 18' 54.8"21.67 miSouth21.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 13:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 173° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.24 meters/second, 1512.9 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.67 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 miNorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.5"939.72 miWest0° 01' 47.0"2.04 miNorth939.64 mi
24 hours11° 39' 23.2"754.73 miEast0° 16' 09.1"18.52 miNorth754.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeThu 10:20 AM1386 km861 miles748 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 10:20 AM1566 km973 miles845 nmWest W
JamestownThu 1:20 PM1979 km1229 miles1068 nmEast E
FortalezaThu 10:20 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:20 AM2209 km1372 miles1193 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Thu 11:20 AM2557 km1589 miles1381 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:20 AM2563 km1592 miles1384 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaThu 1:20 PM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 1:20 PM2827 km1757 miles1527 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryThu 1:20 PM2909 km1807 miles1571 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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