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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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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Friday, November 9, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Friday, November 9, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 05' South, Longitude: 41° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.47 meters/second, 1596.5 km/hour, 992.0 miles/hour or 862.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.5"991.78 miwest0° 00' 42.2"0.81 misouth991.75 mi
24 hours0° 01' 31.1"1.67 mieast0° 16' 46.2"19.22 misouth19.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 9, 2012 at 14:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 98° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.68 meters/second, 1615.2 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.73 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 29.5"1003.54 miwest0° 12' 13.3"14.00 misouth1003.63 mi
24 hours12° 03' 14.2"833.78 mieast4° 55' 36.0"338.51 misouth898.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Teófilo Otoni *Fri 12:28 PM102 km63 miles55 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Governador Valadares *Fri 12:28 PM221 km138 miles120 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Vitória da ConquistaFri 11:28 AM244 km151 miles132 nmNorth N
Vitória *Fri 12:28 PM365 km227 miles197 nmSouth S
Belo Horizonte *Fri 12:28 PM424 km263 miles229 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorFri 11:28 AM531 km330 miles287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Niterói *Fri 12:28 PM680 km422 miles367 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 12:28 PM690 km429 miles373 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Fri 12:28 PM746 km463 miles403 nmWest W
São Paulo *Fri 12:28 PM926 km576 miles500 nmSouthwest SW
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