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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 3:46:00 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 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 27' South, Longitude: 59° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.80 meters/second, 1554.5 km/hour, 965.9 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"965.55 miWest0° 00' 25.5"0.49 miSouth965.53 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.7"5.67 miEast0° 10' 00.6"11.48 miSouth12.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 30' North, Longitude: 121° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.58 meters/second, 1514.1 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.68 miWest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 56.0"940.50 miWest0° 02' 09.0"2.46 miNorth940.39 mi
24 hours11° 40' 22.7"756.41 miEast0° 25' 02.9"28.72 miNorth755.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fuerte Olimpo *Wed 12:46 PM170 km106 miles92 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Wed 12:46 PM464 km288 miles250 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santa CruzWed 11:46 AM563 km350 miles304 nmNorthwest NW
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:46 AM583 km362 miles315 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreWed 11:46 AM663 km412 miles358 nmWest-northwest WNW
Ciudad del Este *Wed 12:46 PM669 km416 miles361 nmSoutheast SE
Foz do Iguaçu *Wed 1:46 PM673 km418 miles363 nmSoutheast SE
SaltaWed 12:46 PM713 km443 miles385 nmWest-southwest WSW
TucumánWed 12:46 PM835 km519 miles451 nmSouthwest SW
La PazWed 11:46 AM1065 km661 miles575 nmWest-northwest WNW

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