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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, November 7, 2012 at 2:34:00 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, November 7, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 30' South, Longitude: 42° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.81 meters/second, 1601.3 km/hour, 995.0 miles/hour or 864.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.58 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.4"994.79 miWest0° 00' 43.6"0.83 miSouth994.76 mi
24 hours0° 01' 05.2"1.20 miEast0° 17' 20.7"19.88 miSouth19.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 02' North, Longitude: 122° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.80 meters/second, 1597.7 km/hour, 992.8 miles/hour or 862.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.54 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miSouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 31' 48.9"992.61 miWest0° 10' 25.2"11.93 miSouth992.92 mi
24 hours11° 20' 32.0"774.84 miEast4° 23' 52.7"302.22 miSouth835.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Montes Claros *Wed 12:34 PM141 km88 miles76 nmWest W
Teófilo Otoni *Wed 12:34 PM187 km116 miles101 nmSoutheast SE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:34 PM405 km252 miles219 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vitória *Wed 12:34 PM483 km300 miles261 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Brasilia *Wed 12:34 PM574 km357 miles310 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 11:34 AM588 km365 miles317 nmNortheast NE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:34 PM718 km446 miles388 nmSouth S
São Paulo *Wed 12:34 PM888 km552 miles480 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RecifeWed 11:34 AM1252 km778 miles676 nmNortheast NE
FortalezaWed 11:34 AM1481 km920 miles800 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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