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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 = Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2:26:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 14:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 59' South, Longitude: 38° 14' West

The ground speed is currently 427.12 meters/second, 1537.6 kilometres/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.2 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"955.02 miWest0° 00' 12.5"0.24 miSouth955.00 mi
24 hours0° 06' 56.1"7.37 miEast0° 04' 49.4"5.53 miSouth9.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 14:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 13' South, Longitude: 79° 00' West

The ground speed is currently 428.19 meters/second, 1541.5 kilometres/hour, 957.8 miles/hour or 832.3 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"15.96 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miSouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.5"957.53 miWest0° 08' 32.0"9.78 miSouth957.23 mi
24 hours14° 26' 01.6"958.75 miEast2° 53' 24.2"198.75 miSouth971.83 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
Vitória *Mon 12:26 PM365 km227 miles197 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Mon 12:26 PM500 km311 miles270 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:26 PM507 km315 miles274 nmWest W
Petrópolis *Mon 12:26 PM510 km317 miles275 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Mon 12:26 PM681 km423 miles368 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Mon 12:26 PM861 km535 miles465 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 11:26 AM1106 km687 miles597 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Mon 12:26 PM1287 km800 miles695 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 11:26 AM1689 km1049 miles912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Mon 11:26 AM1987 km1234 miles1073 nmWest-southwest WSW

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