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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 areas 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 2:48:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' South, Longitude: 45° 43' West

The ground speed is currently 438.20 meters/second, 1577.5 kilometres/hour, 980.2 miles/hour or 851.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 52.1"979.91 miWest0° 00' 35.9"0.69 miSouth979.88 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.3"3.49 miEast0° 14' 11.9"16.28 miSouth16.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 14:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 13' South, Longitude: 9° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 423.61 meters/second, 1525.0 kilometres/hour, 947.6 miles/hour or 823.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.79 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miNorth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 25' 04.0"947.37 miWest0° 06' 37.2"7.59 miNorth947.70 mi
24 hours13° 32' 04.7"889.36 miEast3° 06' 49.3"214.11 miNorth922.04 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Belo Horizonte *Sat 12:48 PM204 km127 miles110 nmEast-southeast ESE
Uberaba *Sat 12:48 PM241 km150 miles130 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pirassununga *Sat 12:48 PM359 km223 miles194 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Campinas *Sat 12:48 PM436 km271 miles235 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Brasilia *Sat 12:48 PM439 km273 miles237 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Petrópolis *Sat 12:48 PM455 km283 miles246 nmSoutheast SE
Goiânia *Sat 12:48 PM465 km289 miles251 nmNorthwest NW
Guarulhos *Sat 12:48 PM481 km299 miles260 nmSouth S
Niterói *Sat 12:48 PM492 km306 miles266 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Sat 12:48 PM494 km307 miles267 nmSouth S

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