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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 = Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 1:06:00 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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' South, Longitude: 20° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.24 meters/second, 1577.7 km/hour, 980.3 miles/hour or 851.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.34 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"980.01 miWest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 miSouth979.98 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.5"3.48 miEast0° 14' 13.5"16.31 miSouth16.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' South, Longitude: 33° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.09 meters/second, 1523.1 km/hour, 946.4 miles/hour or 822.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.77 miWest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 miNorth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.7"946.20 miWest0° 06' 25.7"7.37 miNorth946.52 mi
24 hours13° 35' 58.4"892.68 miEast3° 02' 51.8"209.58 miNorth924.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 1:06 PM1581 km982 miles854 nmEast E
RecifeSat 10:06 AM2005 km1246 miles1082 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorSat 10:06 AM2067 km1285 miles1116 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:06 AM2420 km1504 miles1307 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSat 10:06 AM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 11:06 AM2778 km1726 miles1500 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sat 11:06 AM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 1:06 PM3001 km1865 miles1620 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSat 1:06 PM3152 km1959 miles1702 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSat 1:06 PM3238 km2012 miles1749 nmNortheast NE

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