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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 2:54:00 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 14:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 45° 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"959.49 miWest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 miSouth959.47 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.9"6.63 miEast0° 07' 29.5"8.59 miSouth10.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 09' North, Longitude: 157° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.66 meters/second, 1593.6 km/hour, 990.2 miles/hour or 860.5 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"990.06 miWest0° 09' 50.6"11.28 miSouth990.38 mi
24 hours11° 01' 12.5"750.37 miEast4° 09' 42.8"286.01 miSouth806.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São José dos Campos *Tue 12:54 PM97 km61 miles53 nmSouth S
Campinas *Tue 12:54 PM136 km84 miles73 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Tue 12:54 PM154 km96 miles83 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pirassununga *Tue 12:54 PM163 km101 miles88 nmWest-northwest WNW
Volta Redonda *Tue 12:54 PM185 km115 miles100 nmEast E
Santos *Tue 12:54 PM185 km115 miles100 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sorocaba *Tue 12:54 PM206 km128 miles111 nmSouthwest SW
Ribeirão Prêto *Tue 12:54 PM236 km147 miles128 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:54 PM287 km178 miles155 nmEast-southeast ESE
Niterói *Tue 12:54 PM292 km181 miles157 nmEast-southeast ESE

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