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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 1:34:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 25° 54' 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 miSouth959.52 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.4"6.62 miEast0° 07' 30.9"8.62 miSouth10.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 22' North, Longitude: 138° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.36 meters/second, 1592.5 km/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.9 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' 26.8"989.37 miWest0° 09' 46.3"11.19 miSouth989.69 mi
24 hours11° 01' 07.7"749.76 miEast4° 08' 12.6"284.30 miSouth805.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 10:34 AM1688 km1049 miles911 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 11:34 AM1777 km1104 miles960 nmWest W
RecifeTue 10:34 AM1850 km1150 miles999 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Tue 11:34 AM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmWest W
JamestownTue 1:34 PM2236 km1389 miles1207 nmEast-northeast ENE
Brasilia *Tue 11:34 AM2422 km1505 miles1308 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 10:34 AM2468 km1534 miles1333 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Tue 10:34 AM3244 km2016 miles1751 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 11:34 AM3257 km2024 miles1758 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémTue 10:34 AM3362 km2089 miles1815 nmNorthwest NW

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