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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 1:44:00 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 13:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 28° 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' 44.5"959.53 miWest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 miSouth959.51 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.5"6.62 miEast0° 07' 30.8"8.62 miSouth10.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 21' North, Longitude: 140° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.39 meters/second, 1592.6 km/hour, 989.6 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' 26.9"989.46 miWest0° 09' 46.8"11.20 miSouth989.78 mi
24 hours11° 01' 08.3"749.84 miEast4° 08' 24.1"284.51 miSouth805.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 10:44 AM1488 km924 miles803 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 11:44 AM1521 km945 miles821 nmWest W
RecifeTue 10:44 AM1726 km1073 miles932 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Tue 11:44 AM1874 km1165 miles1012 nmWest W
Brasilia *Tue 11:44 AM2173 km1350 miles1173 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaTue 10:44 AM2330 km1448 miles1258 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownTue 1:44 PM2486 km1545 miles1342 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Tue 10:44 AM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 11:44 AM3040 km1889 miles1641 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémTue 10:44 AM3171 km1971 miles1712 nmNorthwest NW

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