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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 = Tuesday, December 11, 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 03' South, Longitude: 23° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.87 meters/second, 1536.7 km/hour, 954.9 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.91 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"954.47 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth954.45 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.4"7.46 miEast0° 04' 23.2"5.03 miSouth8.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 13:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 00' South, Longitude: 50° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.69 meters/second, 1514.5 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.68 miWest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 miSouth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 22' 58.9"940.72 miWest0° 05' 47.5"6.64 miSouth940.47 mi
24 hours15° 04' 54.8"986.40 miEast1° 39' 00.7"113.51 miSouth987.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorTue 10:26 AM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmWest-northwest WNW
JamestownTue 1:26 PM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmEast-northeast ENE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 11:26 AM2054 km1277 miles1109 nmWest W
RecifeTue 10:26 AM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Tue 11:26 AM2402 km1493 miles1297 nmWest W
FortalezaTue 10:26 AM2705 km1681 miles1461 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Tue 11:26 AM2717 km1688 miles1467 nmWest-northwest WNW
Montevideo *Tue 11:26 AM3460 km2150 miles1868 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Tue 10:26 AM3506 km2179 miles1893 nmWest W
MonroviaTue 1:26 PM3515 km2184 miles1898 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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