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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 = Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:46:00 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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 29° 28' West

The ground speed is currently 431.85 meters/second, 1554.6 kilometres/hour, 966.0 miles/hour or 839.4 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"16.10 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.0"965.64 miWest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 miSouth965.62 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.8"5.65 miEast0° 10' 02.7"11.52 miSouth12.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 13:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 26' North, Longitude: 150° 13' East

The ground speed is currently 420.81 meters/second, 1514.9 kilometres/hour, 941.3 miles/hour or 818.0 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' 30.9"15.69 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 miNorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.6"941.00 miWest0° 02' 20.4"2.68 miNorth940.88 mi
24 hours11° 39' 57.8"756.34 miEast0° 29' 40.7"34.03 miNorth755.88 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
SalvadorWed 10:46 AM1339 km832 miles723 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:46 AM1425 km885 miles769 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:46 AM1591 km988 miles859 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:46 AM1781 km1107 miles962 nmWest W
Brasilia *Wed 11:46 AM2040 km1268 miles1101 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:46 AM2190 km1361 miles1182 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownWed 1:46 PM2575 km1600 miles1390 nmEast E
Asuncion *Wed 10:46 AM2907 km1806 miles1570 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 11:46 AM3005 km1867 miles1623 nmSouthwest SW
BelémWed 10:46 AM3023 km1878 miles1632 nmNorthwest NW

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