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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 = Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1:34:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 27' South, Longitude: 25° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.74 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.98 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.3"958.67 miWest0° 00' 18.1"0.35 miSouth958.65 mi
24 hours0° 06' 20.7"6.77 miEast0° 07' 04.7"8.12 miSouth10.57 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 13:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 14' North, Longitude: 127° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.00 meters/second, 1609.2 km/hour, 999.9 miles/hour or 868.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.66 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.5"999.79 miWest0° 10' 54.0"12.48 miSouth1000.04 mi
24 hours11° 07' 24.3"764.88 miEast4° 30' 58.6"310.32 miSouth827.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorWed 10:34 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:34 AM1787 km1110 miles965 nmWest W
RecifeWed 10:34 AM1863 km1158 miles1006 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:34 AM2138 km1329 miles1155 nmWest W
JamestownWed 1:34 PM2229 km1385 miles1204 nmEast-northeast ENE
Brasilia *Wed 11:34 AM2435 km1513 miles1315 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:34 AM2487 km1546 miles1343 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Wed 10:34 AM3251 km2020 miles1755 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Wed 11:34 AM3257 km2024 miles1759 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 10:34 AM3381 km2101 miles1825 nmNorthwest NW

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