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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 = Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 12:56:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 12:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 24' South, Longitude: 17° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.61 meters/second, 1575.4 km/hour, 978.9 miles/hour or 850.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.32 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"978.60 miWest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 miSouth978.57 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.5"3.69 miEast0° 13' 52.5"15.91 miSouth16.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 12:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 23' South, Longitude: 49° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.02 meters/second, 1551.7 km/hour, 964.2 miles/hour or 837.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.07 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 27' 11.1"963.99 miWest0° 08' 45.3"10.03 miNorth964.38 mi
24 hours12° 41' 52.1"846.95 miEast3° 49' 22.9"262.82 miNorth893.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:56 PM1325 km823 miles715 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeSun 9:56 AM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorSun 9:56 AM2333 km1450 miles1260 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 10:56 AM2675 km1662 miles1444 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaSun 9:56 AM2852 km1772 miles1540 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaSun 12:56 PM2942 km1828 miles1588 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Sun 10:56 AM3031 km1883 miles1637 nmWest-southwest WSW
AbidjanSun 12:56 PM3116 km1936 miles1683 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownSun 12:56 PM3122 km1940 miles1686 nmNorth N
YamoussoukroSun 12:56 PM3202 km1990 miles1729 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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