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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:04:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 55' South, Longitude: 35° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 446.17 meters/second, 1606.2 kilometres/hour, 998.0 miles/hour or 867.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.63 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 miSouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.6"997.83 miWest0° 00' 45.0"0.86 miSouth997.80 mi
24 hours0° 00' 39.1"0.72 miEast0° 17' 53.7"20.51 miSouth20.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 14:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 11' North, Longitude: 137° 57' West

The ground speed is currently 431.55 meters/second, 1553.6 kilometres/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.09 miWest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 miSouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.2"965.12 miWest0° 07' 07.3"8.16 miSouth965.45 mi
24 hours11° 17' 43.4"750.47 miEast3° 11' 53.9"219.89 miSouth787.44 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorMon 11:04 AM488 km303 miles264 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 11:04 AM869 km540 miles469 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:04 PM1154 km717 miles623 nmSouthwest SW
Brasilia *Mon 12:04 PM1370 km851 miles740 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 11:04 AM1398 km869 miles755 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Mon 12:04 PM1475 km917 miles796 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 11:04 AM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Mon 11:04 AM2564 km1593 miles1385 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Mon 12:04 PM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmSouthwest SW
CayenneMon 11:04 AM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmNorthwest NW

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