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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 = Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:22:00 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 Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 14:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 52' South, Longitude: 39° 03' West

The ground speed is currently 436.33 meters/second, 1570.8 kilometres/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.2 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' 59.7"16.27 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.6"975.72 miWest0° 00' 33.2"0.64 miSouth975.70 mi
24 hours0° 03' 48.0"4.12 miEast0° 13' 08.1"15.06 miSouth15.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 14:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 59' South, Longitude: 53° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 445.72 meters/second, 1604.6 kilometres/hour, 997.0 miles/hour or 866.4 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' 31.1"16.62 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.5"996.95 miWest0° 11' 09.3"12.78 miNorth997.23 mi
24 hours11° 14' 54.7"772.31 miEast4° 31' 15.4"310.65 miNorth835.15 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
Vitória *Tue 12:22 PM139 km86 miles75 nmWest-southwest WSW
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:22 PM512 km318 miles277 nmWest W
Petrópolis *Tue 12:22 PM519 km322 miles280 nmSouthwest SW
Niterói *Tue 12:22 PM538 km334 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:22 PM549 km341 miles296 nmSouthwest SW
SalvadorTue 11:22 AM764 km475 miles412 nmNorth N
São Paulo *Tue 12:22 PM884 km549 miles477 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 12:22 PM1038 km645 miles561 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeTue 11:22 AM1381 km858 miles746 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FortalezaTue 11:22 AM1786 km1110 miles964 nmNorth N

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