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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 = Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:26:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 23° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.41 meters/second, 1538.7 km/hour, 956.1 miles/hour or 830.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.67 miWest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 miSouth955.65 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.7"7.26 miEast0° 05' 17.9"6.08 miSouth9.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 11' South, Longitude: 78° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.02 meters/second, 1573.3 km/hour, 977.6 miles/hour or 849.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.29 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 27' 16.5"977.35 miWest0° 10' 33.8"12.10 miSouth977.10 mi
24 hours13° 31' 16.6"914.26 miEast3° 53' 10.1"267.17 miSouth945.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorSun 10:26 AM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownSun 1:26 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:26 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmWest W
RecifeSun 10:26 AM2053 km1276 miles1108 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Sun 11:26 AM2381 km1480 miles1286 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 10:26 AM2676 km1663 miles1445 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Sun 11:26 AM2690 km1671 miles1452 nmWest-northwest WNW
Montevideo *Sun 11:26 AM3449 km2143 miles1862 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Sun 10:26 AM3487 km2167 miles1883 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonroviaSun 1:26 PM3507 km2179 miles1894 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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