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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 areas 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 4:34:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 16:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 21' South, Longitude: 70° 53' West

The ground speed is currently 429.08 meters/second, 1544.7 kilometres/hour, 959.8 miles/hour or 834.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"959.43 miWest0° 00' 19.1"0.37 miSouth959.41 mi
24 hours0° 06' 13.5"6.64 miEast0° 07' 27.7"8.56 miSouth10.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 16:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 53' North, Longitude: 178° 11' East

The ground speed is currently 443.04 meters/second, 1594.9 kilometres/hour, 991.0 miles/hour or 861.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.52 miWest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 miSouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.6"990.91 miWest0° 09' 55.9"11.38 miSouth991.22 mi
24 hours348° 58' 39.2"751.16 miWest4° 11' 33.0"288.11 miSouth808.34 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Antofagasta *Tue 1:34 PM152 km95 miles82 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Iquique *Tue 1:34 PM248 km154 miles134 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SaltaTue 1:34 PM621 km386 miles335 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArequipaTue 11:34 AM662 km411 miles357 nmNorth N
SucreTue 12:34 PM691 km429 miles373 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazTue 12:34 PM708 km440 miles382 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CochabambaTue 12:34 PM739 km459 miles399 nmNortheast NE
TucumánTue 1:34 PM758 km471 miles409 nmSoutheast SE
Santa CruzTue 12:34 PM950 km591 miles513 nmEast-northeast ENE
MendozaTue 1:34 PM1185 km737 miles640 nmSouth S

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