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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 = Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:24:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 23° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.13 meters/second, 1544.9 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.6"959.54 miWest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 miSouth959.53 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.3"6.62 miEast0° 07' 31.1"8.62 miSouth10.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 24' North, Longitude: 135° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.32 meters/second, 1592.3 km/hour, 989.4 miles/hour or 859.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.49 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miSouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.6"989.29 miWest0° 09' 45.7"11.18 miSouth989.61 mi
24 hours11° 01' 07.2"749.69 miEast4° 08' 01.4"284.08 miSouth805.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 10:24 AM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownTue 1:24 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmEast-northeast ENE
RecifeTue 10:24 AM2003 km1245 miles1081 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 11:24 AM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmWest W
São Paulo *Tue 11:24 AM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmWest W
FortalezaTue 10:24 AM2627 km1632 miles1418 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Tue 11:24 AM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmWest-northwest WNW
MonroviaTue 1:24 PM3453 km2146 miles1865 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Montevideo *Tue 11:24 AM3476 km2160 miles1877 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Tue 10:24 AM3495 km2172 miles1887 nmWest-southwest WSW

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