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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

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:36:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

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 PM76 km48 miles41 nmEast-southeast ESE
Macaé *Wed 12:36 PM107 km66 miles58 nmSouth S
Juiz de Fora *Wed 12:36 PM152 km95 miles82 nmWest-southwest WSW
Niterói *Wed 12:36 PM200 km124 miles108 nmSouthwest SW
Vitória *Wed 12:36 PM208 km130 miles113 nmNortheast NE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:36 PM211 km131 miles114 nmSouthwest SW
Volta Redonda *Wed 12:36 PM250 km155 miles135 nmWest-southwest WSW
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:36 PM275 km171 miles149 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Wed 12:36 PM529 km329 miles286 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Wed 12:36 PM536 km333 miles289 nmWest-southwest WSW
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