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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 2:44:00 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).

= 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 14:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 28' South, Longitude: 43° 17' West

The ground speed is currently 428.72 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"958.63 miWest0° 00' 18.1"0.35 miSouth958.61 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.1"6.77 miEast0° 07' 03.4"8.10 miSouth10.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 02' North, Longitude: 144° 08' West

The ground speed is currently 447.17 meters/second, 1609.8 kilometres/hour, 1000.3 miles/hour or 869.2 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"16.67 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.7"1000.17 miWest0° 10' 56.7"12.54 miSouth1000.41 mi
24 hours11° 07' 59.6"765.85 miEast4° 31' 50.4"311.31 miSouth828.92 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
Petrópolis *Wed 12:44 PM13 km8 miles7 nmEast-southeast ESE
Niterói *Wed 12:44 PM50 km31 miles27 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:44 PM57 km35 miles31 nmSouth S
Juiz de Fora *Wed 12:44 PM78 km48 miles42 nmNorth N
Volta Redonda *Wed 12:44 PM84 km52 miles46 nmWest W
Macaé *Wed 12:44 PM155 km96 miles84 nmEast E
Campos *Wed 12:44 PM216 km134 miles117 nmEast-northeast ENE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:44 PM289 km180 miles156 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Guarulhos *Wed 12:44 PM351 km218 miles189 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santos *Wed 12:44 PM353 km219 miles191 nmWest-southwest WSW

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