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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 2:34:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 40° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.11 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"959.50 miWest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 miSouth959.48 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.7"6.63 miEast0° 07' 29.8"8.60 miSouth10.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 13' North, Longitude: 152° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.59 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 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"989.89 miWest0° 09' 49.6"11.26 miSouth990.21 mi
24 hours11° 01' 11.1"750.21 miEast4° 09' 20.4"285.59 miSouth806.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Tue 12:34 PM79 km49 miles43 nmNorthwest NW
Macaé *Tue 12:34 PM92 km57 miles50 nmWest W
Vitória *Tue 12:34 PM234 km145 miles126 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Petrópolis *Tue 12:34 PM236 km147 miles128 nmWest W
Niterói *Tue 12:34 PM237 km147 miles128 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:34 PM246 km153 miles133 nmWest-southwest WSW
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:34 PM415 km258 miles224 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Tue 12:34 PM586 km364 miles316 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Tue 12:34 PM604 km375 miles326 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Tue 12:34 PM637 km396 miles344 nmWest W

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