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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 = Thursday, December 6, 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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 35' South, Longitude: 40° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.36 meters/second, 1542.1 km/hour, 958.2 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.81 miWest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 miSouth957.79 mi
24 hours0° 06' 29.0"6.91 miEast0° 06' 37.2"7.59 miSouth10.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 130° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.22 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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' 51.3"1004.76 miWest0° 11' 39.9"13.36 miSouth1004.89 mi
24 hours11° 26' 22.6"791.01 miEast4° 43' 55.2"325.13 miSouth855.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Thu 12:34 PM113 km70 miles61 nmNorthwest NW
Macaé *Thu 12:34 PM115 km72 miles62 nmWest W
Niterói *Thu 12:34 PM252 km157 miles136 nmWest W
Vitória *Thu 12:34 PM256 km159 miles138 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:34 PM261 km162 miles141 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:34 PM449 km279 miles242 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Thu 12:34 PM598 km372 miles323 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Thu 12:34 PM619 km385 miles334 nmWest W
Campinas *Thu 12:34 PM656 km408 miles354 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 12:34 PM1066 km663 miles576 nmNorthwest NW

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