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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 = Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:36:00 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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 41° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.83 meters/second, 1554.6 km/hour, 966.0 miles/hour or 839.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.10 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.0"965.60 miWest0° 00' 25.6"0.49 miSouth965.58 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.3"5.66 miEast0° 10' 01.8"11.50 miSouth12.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 28' North, Longitude: 138° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.71 meters/second, 1514.6 km/hour, 941.1 miles/hour or 817.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.69 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 miNorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.9"940.78 miWest0° 02' 15.6"2.59 miNorth940.67 mi
24 hours11° 40' 08.5"756.37 miEast0° 27' 45.0"31.82 miNorth755.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Wed 12:36 PM74 km46 miles40 nmEast-southeast ESE
Macaé *Wed 12:36 PM107 km66 miles58 nmSouth S
Juiz de Fora *Wed 12:36 PM148 km92 miles80 nmWest-southwest WSW
Petrópolis *Wed 12:36 PM173 km108 miles93 nmSouthwest SW
Niterói *Wed 12:36 PM200 km124 miles108 nmSouthwest SW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:36 PM211 km131 miles114 nmSouthwest SW
Vitória *Wed 12:36 PM214 km133 miles115 nmNortheast NE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:36 PM266 km166 miles144 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Wed 12:36 PM529 km329 miles286 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Wed 12:36 PM535 km332 miles289 nmWest-southwest WSW

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