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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 = Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:32:00 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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 40° 11' West

The ground speed is currently 428.36 meters/second, 1542.1 kilometres/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 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"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.81 miWest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 miSouth957.80 mi
24 hours0° 06' 28.9"6.91 miEast0° 06' 37.2"7.59 miSouth10.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 130° 06' West

The ground speed is currently 449.22 meters/second, 1617.2 kilometres/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 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' 31.8"16.75 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.5"1004.76 miWest0° 11' 39.8"13.36 miSouth1004.89 mi
24 hours11° 26' 20.6"790.97 miEast4° 43' 54.8"325.12 miSouth855.16 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
Campos *Thu 12:32 PM150 km93 miles81 nmNorthwest NW
Macaé *Thu 12:32 PM166 km103 miles90 nmWest W
Vitória *Thu 12:32 PM253 km157 miles136 nmNorth N
Niterói *Thu 12:32 PM303 km188 miles164 nmWest W
Petrópolis *Thu 12:32 PM308 km192 miles166 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:32 PM311 km193 miles168 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:32 PM489 km304 miles264 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Thu 12:32 PM648 km402 miles350 nmWest-southwest WSW
Guarulhos *Thu 12:32 PM658 km409 miles355 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 12:32 PM670 km416 miles362 nmWest W

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