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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 = Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:34:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 12' South, Longitude: 40° 60' West

The ground speed is currently 429.52 meters/second, 1546.3 kilometres/hour, 960.8 miles/hour or 834.9 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"16.01 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.0"960.41 miWest0° 00' 20.2"0.39 miSouth960.39 mi
24 hours0° 06' 04.1"6.48 miEast0° 07' 55.9"9.10 miSouth11.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 51' North, Longitude: 163° 48' West

The ground speed is currently 436.53 meters/second, 1571.5 kilometres/hour, 976.5 miles/hour or 848.5 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' 32.2"16.27 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.0"976.30 miWest0° 08' 22.3"9.59 miSouth976.64 mi
24 hours11° 03' 56.9"743.25 miEast3° 38' 18.4"250.10 miSouth789.21 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
Campos *Mon 12:34 PM61 km38 miles33 nmNorthwest NW
Macaé *Mon 12:34 PM84 km52 miles45 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vitória *Mon 12:34 PM223 km138 miles120 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Petrópolis *Mon 12:34 PM228 km141 miles123 nmWest W
Niterói *Mon 12:34 PM231 km143 miles125 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:34 PM241 km150 miles130 nmWest-southwest WSW
Juiz de Fora *Mon 12:34 PM248 km154 miles134 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Mon 12:34 PM397 km247 miles215 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Mon 12:34 PM581 km361 miles314 nmWest-southwest WSW
Guarulhos *Mon 12:34 PM585 km364 miles316 nmWest-southwest WSW

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