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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 2:46:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 44° 27' 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 miSouth965.57 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.3"5.66 miEast0° 10' 01.5"11.50 miSouth12.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 28' North, Longitude: 135° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.69 meters/second, 1514.5 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"15.68 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.9"940.74 miWest0° 02' 14.7"2.57 miNorth940.63 mi
24 hours11° 40' 10.6"756.38 miEast0° 27' 22.0"31.38 miNorth755.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juiz de Fora *Wed 12:46 PM118 km73 miles64 nmEast-southeast ESE
Volta Redonda *Wed 12:46 PM125 km78 miles68 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:46 PM196 km122 miles106 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Niterói *Wed 12:46 PM214 km133 miles116 nmSoutheast SE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:46 PM214 km133 miles116 nmSoutheast SE
São José dos Campos *Wed 12:46 PM247 km153 miles133 nmSouthwest SW
Pirassununga *Wed 12:46 PM313 km195 miles169 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Wed 12:46 PM317 km197 miles171 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM325 km202 miles175 nmSouthwest SW
Santos *Wed 12:46 PM340 km211 miles183 nmSouthwest SW

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