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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 = Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:42:00 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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 41° 53' West

The ground speed is currently 426.42 meters/second, 1535.1 kilometres/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 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"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.1"953.45 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miSouth953.44 mi
24 hours0° 07' 11.1"7.62 miEast0° 03' 26.4"3.95 miSouth8.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 14:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 46' South, Longitude: 37° 56' West

The ground speed is currently 415.43 meters/second, 1495.6 kilometres/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.5 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' 21.6"15.49 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 miNorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 21' 45.0"929.00 miWest0° 01' 51.0"2.12 miNorth929.10 mi
24 hours15° 05' 21.2"975.98 miEast1° 26' 41.9"99.40 miNorth985.55 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
Macaé *Thu 12:42 PM90 km56 miles49 nmNorth N
Niterói *Thu 12:42 PM131 km81 miles71 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:42 PM135 km84 miles73 nmWest W
Petrópolis *Thu 12:42 PM153 km95 miles82 nmWest-northwest WNW
Campos *Thu 12:42 PM169 km105 miles91 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Juiz de Fora *Thu 12:42 PM219 km136 miles118 nmNorthwest NW
Volta Redonda *Thu 12:42 PM240 km149 miles129 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vitória *Thu 12:42 PM360 km224 miles194 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:42 PM420 km261 miles227 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santos *Thu 12:42 PM462 km287 miles249 nmWest-southwest WSW

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