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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 2:44:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 43° 23' 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"959.49 miWest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 miSouth959.48 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.8"6.63 miEast0° 07' 29.7"8.60 miSouth10.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 11' North, Longitude: 155° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.62 meters/second, 1593.4 km/hour, 990.1 miles/hour or 860.4 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' 27.1"989.98 miWest0° 09' 50.0"11.27 miSouth990.29 mi
24 hours11° 01' 11.8"750.29 miEast4° 09' 31.6"285.80 miSouth806.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Juiz de Fora *Tue 12:44 PM64 km40 miles35 nmNorth N
Niterói *Tue 12:44 PM67 km41 miles36 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:44 PM73 km45 miles39 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Volta Redonda *Tue 12:44 PM76 km47 miles41 nmWest-southwest WSW
Macaé *Tue 12:44 PM166 km103 miles90 nmEast E
Campos *Tue 12:44 PM222 km138 miles120 nmEast-northeast ENE
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:44 PM274 km170 miles148 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santos *Tue 12:44 PM351 km218 miles189 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Tue 12:44 PM359 km223 miles194 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Tue 12:44 PM382 km238 miles207 nmWest W

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