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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 = Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:06:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Total Eclipse in progress – white lines on map

  • The map shows the December 10, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse in progress.
  • The white lines on the map shows areas where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • At the moment, the Total phase of the eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark blue area surrounded by a red area on the map (red lines)
  • The area under red lines are very close to see the same - but they see a partial eclipse

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 14:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 55' South, Longitude: 33° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.33 meters/second, 1538.4 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position 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"955.49 miWest0° 00' 13.5"0.26 miSouth955.48 mi
24 hours0° 06' 48.9"7.24 miEast0° 05' 10.4"5.94 miSouth9.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 14:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' North, Longitude: 146° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.77 meters/second, 1489.6 km/hour, 925.6 miles/hour or 804.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"15.43 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 55.3"925.21 miWest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 miSouth925.22 mi
24 hours12° 29' 24.9"798.05 miEast0° 35' 00.8"40.16 miSouth800.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 12:06 PM1010 km628 miles546 nmWest W
Salvador *Sat 12:06 PM1228 km763 miles663 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Sat 12:06 PM1363 km847 miles736 nmWest W
RecifeSat 11:06 AM1647 km1023 miles889 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Sat 12:06 PM1718 km1068 miles928 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaSat 11:06 AM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sat 11:06 AM2482 km1542 miles1340 nmWest W
Montevideo *Sat 12:06 PM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresSat 11:06 AM2758 km1714 miles1489 nmSouthwest SW
BelémSat 11:06 AM2884 km1792 miles1557 nmNorthwest NW

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