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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 = Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:08:00 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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 41' South, Longitude: 34° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.6"957.05 miWest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 miSouth957.04 mi
24 hours0° 06' 36.4"7.03 miEast0° 06' 10.9"7.09 miSouth9.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 07' South, Longitude: 112° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.20 meters/second, 1613.5 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.71 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.0"1002.45 miWest0° 11' 55.2"13.65 miSouth1002.45 mi
24 hours11° 57' 07.1"825.50 miEast4° 43' 38.0"324.83 miSouth884.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 12:08 PM935 km581 miles505 nmWest W
SalvadorFri 11:08 AM1171 km728 miles632 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Fri 12:08 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmWest W
RecifeFri 11:08 AM1621 km1007 miles875 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Fri 12:08 PM1639 km1018 miles885 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaFri 11:08 AM2152 km1337 miles1162 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Fri 11:08 AM2412 km1499 miles1302 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 12:08 PM2539 km1578 miles1371 nmSouthwest SW
Buenos AiresFri 11:08 AM2708 km1683 miles1462 nmSouthwest SW
BelémFri 11:08 AM2818 km1751 miles1522 nmNorthwest NW

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