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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 14:56:00 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 14:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 26' South, Longitude: 46° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.82 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"965.59 miwest0° 00' 25.5"0.49 misouth965.56 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.4"5.66 mieast0° 10' 01.5"11.49 misouth12.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 14:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' North, Longitude: 133° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.67 meters/second, 1514.4 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 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' 56.7"940.70 miwest0° 02' 13.6"2.56 minorth940.59 mi
24 hours11° 40' 12.6"756.38 mieast0° 26' 58.7"30.93 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
Pirassununga *Wed 12:56 PM78 km49 miles42 nmSouthwest SW
Ribeirão Prêto *Wed 12:56 PM93 km58 miles50 nmWest-northwest WNW
Campinas *Wed 12:56 PM162 km101 miles88 nmSouth S
Uberaba *Wed 12:56 PM211 km131 miles114 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São José dos Campos *Wed 12:56 PM225 km140 miles122 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sorocaba *Wed 12:56 PM232 km144 miles125 nmSouth-southwest SSW
São Paulo *Wed 12:56 PM238 km148 miles128 nmSouth S
Bauru *Wed 12:56 PM243 km151 miles131 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santos *Wed 12:56 PM287 km178 miles155 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:56 PM370 km230 miles200 nmEast-northeast ENE
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