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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 = Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:24:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 12' South, Longitude: 38° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.52 meters/second, 1546.3 km/hour, 960.8 miles/hour or 834.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.01 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.0"960.42 miWest0° 00' 20.4"0.39 miSouth960.40 mi
24 hours0° 06' 04.0"6.48 miEast0° 07' 56.1"9.10 miSouth11.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' North, Longitude: 161° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.48 meters/second, 1571.3 km/hour, 976.4 miles/hour or 848.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.27 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 32' 10.8"976.20 miWest0° 08' 21.6"9.58 miSouth976.54 mi
24 hours11° 03' 59.6"743.23 miEast3° 38' 03.8"249.82 miSouth789.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Mon 12:24 PM284 km177 miles153 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Mon 12:24 PM480 km298 miles259 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:24 PM490 km304 miles264 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Mon 12:24 PM624 km388 miles337 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Mon 12:24 PM849 km527 miles458 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorMon 11:24 AM1022 km635 miles552 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Mon 12:24 PM1216 km756 miles657 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 11:24 AM1608 km999 miles868 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Mon 11:24 AM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaMon 11:24 AM2042 km1269 miles1102 nmNorth N

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