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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:48:00 PM.

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Total Eclipse In Progress - Yellow or Red Shaded Areas on the Map

  • The map shows the December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse in progress.
  • The yellow area on the map shows where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • A total eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark red area of the map which is surrounded by the lighter red area.
  • A partial eclipse is visible to anyone within the brighter red area of the map surrounding the darkest red area.

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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 13° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 427.34 meters/second, 1538.4 kilometres/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.53 miWest0° 00' 13.5"0.26 miSouth955.51 mi
24 hours0° 06' 48.6"7.24 miEast0° 05' 12.0"5.96 miSouth9.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' North, Longitude: 165° 16' East

The ground speed is currently 413.79 meters/second, 1489.6 kilometres/hour, 925.6 miles/hour or 804.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"15.43 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 56.9"925.24 miWest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 miNorth925.24 mi
24 hours12° 29' 06.2"797.72 miEast0° 31' 21.9"35.97 miSouth800.02 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:48 PM1150 km715 miles621 nmNortheast NE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 10:48 AM3005 km1867 miles1623 nmWest W
Windhoek *Sat 2:48 PM3170 km1970 miles1712 nmEast E
MonroviaSat 12:48 PM3249 km2019 miles1754 nmNorth N
LuandaSat 1:48 PM3281 km2039 miles1772 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanSat 12:48 PM3300 km2050 miles1782 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Sat 10:48 AM3350 km2082 miles1809 nmWest W
Cape TownSat 2:48 PM3371 km2095 miles1820 nmEast-southeast ESE
FortalezaSat 9:48 AM3401 km2114 miles1837 nmNorthwest NW
São ToméSat 12:48 PM3402 km2114 miles1837 nmNortheast NE

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