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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 = Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 2:42:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 52' South, Longitude: 44° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.32 meters/second, 1570.8 km/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position 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"975.71 miWest0° 00' 33.2"0.64 miSouth975.68 mi
24 hours0° 03' 48.1"4.13 miEast0° 13' 07.8"15.05 miSouth15.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 56' South, Longitude: 48° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.79 meters/second, 1604.8 km/hour, 997.2 miles/hour or 866.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.62 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miNorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.8"997.11 miWest0° 11' 09.6"12.78 miNorth997.39 mi
24 hours11° 14' 30.0"771.94 miEast4° 31' 19.9"310.73 miNorth834.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:42 PM13 km8 miles7 nmEast-southeast ESE
Juiz de Fora *Tue 12:42 PM222 km138 miles120 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Governador Valadares *Tue 12:42 PM248 km154 miles134 nmEast-northeast ENE
Niterói *Tue 12:42 PM348 km216 miles188 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:42 PM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Vitória *Tue 12:42 PM395 km246 miles213 nmEast E
Pirassununga *Tue 12:42 PM423 km263 miles228 nmSouthwest SW
Campinas *Tue 12:42 PM459 km285 miles248 nmSouthwest SW
São Paulo *Tue 12:42 PM488 km303 miles263 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santos *Tue 12:42 PM511 km318 miles276 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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