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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 2:58:00 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 14:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 55' South, Longitude: 46° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.32 meters/second, 1538.3 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.6 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"955.47 miWest0° 00' 13.4"0.26 miSouth955.46 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.1"7.25 miEast0° 05' 09.5"5.92 miSouth9.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 14:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' North, Longitude: 133° 53' 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' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.2"925.20 miWest0° 00' 12.8"0.25 miSouth925.22 mi
24 hours12° 29' 36.2"798.26 miEast0° 37' 26.9"42.95 miSouth801.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São José dos Campos *Sat 12:58 PM55 km34 miles30 nmSoutheast SE
Campinas *Sat 12:58 PM75 km47 miles41 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sat 12:58 PM77 km48 miles42 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Santos *Sat 12:58 PM116 km72 miles63 nmSouth S
Sorocaba *Sat 12:58 PM133 km83 miles72 nmWest-southwest WSW
Pirassununga *Sat 12:58 PM152 km94 miles82 nmNorthwest NW
Volta Redonda *Sat 12:58 PM232 km144 miles125 nmEast E
Ribeirão Prêto *Sat 12:58 PM245 km152 miles133 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 12:58 PM322 km200 miles174 nmEast E
Niterói *Sat 12:58 PM329 km205 miles178 nmEast E

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