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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 = Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:24:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 24° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.87 meters/second, 1579.9 km/hour, 981.7 miles/hour or 853.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.36 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.7"981.44 miWest0° 00' 36.8"0.70 miSouth981.41 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.5"3.26 miEast0° 14' 33.8"16.70 miSouth17.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' South, Longitude: 14° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.22 meters/second, 1502.0 km/hour, 933.3 miles/hour or 811.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.55 miWest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 miNorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 23' 00.3"933.03 miWest0° 03' 20.4"3.83 miNorth933.21 mi
24 hours14° 26' 53.7"937.24 miEast1° 57' 30.5"134.71 miNorth952.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 10:24 AM1607 km998 miles867 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:24 AM1625 km1010 miles877 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:24 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownFri 1:24 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmEast E
FortalezaFri 10:24 AM2249 km1398 miles1214 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Fri 11:24 AM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Fri 11:24 AM2478 km1540 miles1338 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:24 PM3184 km1979 miles1719 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémFri 10:24 AM3227 km2005 miles1742 nmNorthwest NW
FreetownFri 1:24 PM3285 km2041 miles1774 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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