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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 = Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:24:00 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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 28' South, Longitude: 38° 17' West

The ground speed is currently 428.73 meters/second, 1543.4 kilometres/hour, 959.0 miles/hour or 833.4 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"15.98 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.3"958.64 miWest0° 00' 18.1"0.35 miSouth958.62 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.0"6.77 miEast0° 07' 03.8"8.10 miSouth10.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' North, Longitude: 139° 17' West

The ground speed is currently 447.12 meters/second, 1609.6 kilometres/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.1 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"16.67 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.9"1000.06 miWest0° 10' 56.0"12.52 miSouth1000.31 mi
24 hours11° 07' 49.2"765.57 miEast4° 31' 35.8"311.03 miSouth828.58 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
Vitória *Wed 12:24 PM318 km197 miles171 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Wed 12:24 PM498 km310 miles269 nmWest W
Petrópolis *Wed 12:24 PM503 km313 miles272 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:24 PM506 km314 miles273 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:24 PM651 km405 miles352 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Wed 12:24 PM864 km537 miles466 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 11:24 AM1049 km652 miles567 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Wed 12:24 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeWed 11:24 AM1635 km1016 miles883 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Wed 11:24 AM1994 km1239 miles1076 nmWest-southwest WSW

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