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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 2:14:00 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 14:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 35° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.12 meters/second, 1544.8 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 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"959.51 miWest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 miSouth959.49 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.6"6.63 miEast0° 07' 30.2"8.61 miSouth10.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 16' North, Longitude: 147° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.51 meters/second, 1593.0 km/hour, 989.9 miles/hour or 860.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.50 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miSouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.0"989.72 miWest0° 09' 48.4"11.23 miSouth990.04 mi
24 hours11° 01' 09.8"750.06 miEast4° 08' 58.0"285.16 miSouth806.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:14 PM510 km317 miles275 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:14 PM753 km468 miles406 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 11:14 AM1071 km665 miles578 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Tue 12:14 PM1110 km689 miles599 nmWest W
Brasilia *Tue 12:14 PM1454 km903 miles785 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeTue 11:14 AM1583 km984 miles855 nmNorth N
FortalezaTue 11:14 AM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Tue 11:14 AM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Tue 12:14 PM2417 km1502 miles1305 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresTue 11:14 AM2579 km1603 miles1393 nmSouthwest SW

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