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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 13:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 25° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 427.13 meters/second, 1537.7 kilometres/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 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"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"955.04 miWest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 miSouth955.02 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.9"7.36 miEast0° 04' 50.3"5.55 miSouth9.22 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 13:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' South, Longitude: 66° 59' West

The ground speed is currently 428.48 meters/second, 1542.5 kilometres/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 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' 25.0"15.97 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 25' 00.0"958.19 miWest0° 08' 36.9"9.87 miSouth957.90 mi
24 hours14° 24' 19.8"957.45 miEast2° 55' 46.5"201.47 miSouth971.08 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
SalvadorMon 10:36 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nm NW
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 11:36 AM1787 km1111 miles965 nm W
RecifeMon 10:36 AM1919 km1192 miles1036 nm NNW
São Paulo *Mon 11:36 AM2137 km1328 miles1154 nm W
JamestownMon 1:36 PM2240 km1392 miles1209 nm ENE
Brasilia *Mon 11:36 AM2454 km1525 miles1325 nm WNW
FortalezaMon 10:36 AM2535 km1575 miles1369 nm NW
Montevideo *Mon 11:36 AM3233 km2009 miles1746 nm WSW
Asuncion *Mon 10:36 AM3245 km2016 miles1752 nm W
Buenos AiresMon 10:36 AM3419 km2124 miles1846 nm WSW