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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 2:34:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 28' South, Longitude: 40° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.73 meters/second, 1543.4 km/hour, 959.0 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"958.63 miWest0° 00' 18.1"0.35 miSouth958.62 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.1"6.77 miEast0° 07' 03.7"8.10 miSouth10.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 03' North, Longitude: 141° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.14 meters/second, 1609.7 km/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.67 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.8"1000.11 miWest0° 10' 56.3"12.53 miSouth1000.36 mi
24 hours11° 07' 54.3"765.71 miEast4° 31' 43.2"311.17 miSouth828.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Wed 12:34 PM96 km60 miles52 nmNorthwest NW
Macaé *Wed 12:34 PM103 km64 miles55 nmWest W
Niterói *Wed 12:34 PM244 km151 miles132 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vitória *Wed 12:34 PM245 km152 miles132 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Petrópolis *Wed 12:34 PM246 km153 miles133 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:34 PM252 km157 miles136 nmWest-southwest WSW
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:34 PM432 km268 miles233 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Wed 12:34 PM591 km367 miles319 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Wed 12:34 PM611 km380 miles330 nmWest-southwest WSW
Campinas *Wed 12:34 PM646 km402 miles349 nmWest W

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