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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 3:44:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 15:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 21' South, Longitude: 58° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.09 meters/second, 1544.7 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"959.46 miWest0° 00' 19.1"0.37 miSouth959.44 mi
24 hours0° 06' 13.3"6.64 miEast0° 07' 28.6"8.58 miSouth10.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 15:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 01' North, Longitude: 169° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.85 meters/second, 1594.3 km/hour, 990.6 miles/hour or 860.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.51 miWest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 miSouth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.3"990.49 miWest0° 09' 53.3"11.33 miSouth990.80 mi
24 hours11° 01' 16.3"750.76 miEast4° 10' 38.3"287.07 miSouth807.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fuerte Olimpo *Tue 12:44 PM154 km96 miles83 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Tue 12:44 PM334 km208 miles181 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Ciudad del Este *Tue 12:44 PM520 km323 miles281 nmSoutheast SE
Foz do Iguaçu *Tue 1:44 PM524 km326 miles283 nmSoutheast SE
Encarnación *Tue 12:44 PM608 km378 miles328 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San Ignacio de VelascoTue 11:44 AM714 km443 miles385 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SaltaTue 12:44 PM766 km476 miles414 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreTue 11:44 AM804 km500 miles434 nmWest-northwest WNW
TucumánTue 12:44 PM851 km529 miles459 nmSouthwest SW
CórdobaTue 12:44 PM1158 km720 miles625 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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