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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 1:24:00 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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' South, Longitude: 24° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.23 meters/second, 1577.6 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"980.00 miWest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 miSouth979.97 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.6"3.48 miEast0° 14' 13.1"16.30 miSouth16.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 22' South, Longitude: 29° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.18 meters/second, 1523.5 km/hour, 946.6 miles/hour or 822.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.78 miWest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 miNorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 24' 56.3"946.40 miWest0° 06' 27.6"7.41 miNorth946.73 mi
24 hours13° 35' 17.1"892.10 miEast3° 03' 34.1"210.39 miNorth923.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSat 10:24 AM1623 km1008 miles876 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSat 10:24 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 11:24 AM1962 km1219 miles1060 nmWest-southwest WSW
JamestownSat 1:24 PM2049 km1273 miles1106 nmEast E
FortalezaSat 10:24 AM2275 km1414 miles1228 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sat 11:24 AM2321 km1442 miles1253 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Sat 11:24 AM2486 km1544 miles1342 nmWest W
MonroviaSat 1:24 PM3205 km1991 miles1731 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémSat 10:24 AM3248 km2018 miles1754 nmNorthwest NW
FreetownSat 1:24 PM3308 km2055 miles1786 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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