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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 = 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).

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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 of the movement is currently 426.42 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 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 of the movement is currently 415.43 meters/second, 1495.6 km/hour, 929.3 miles/hour or 807.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Macaé *Thu 12:42 PM90 km56 miles49 nmNorth N
Niterói *Thu 12:42 PM129 km80 miles69 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 12:42 PM135 km84 miles73 nmWest W
Campos *Thu 12:42 PM171 km106 miles92 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Juiz de Fora *Thu 12:42 PM220 km136 miles119 nmNorthwest NW
Volta Redonda *Thu 12:42 PM238 km148 miles128 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vitória *Thu 12:42 PM356 km221 miles192 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Belo Horizonte *Thu 12:42 PM435 km270 miles235 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santos *Thu 12:42 PM462 km287 miles249 nmWest-southwest WSW
São Paulo *Thu 12:42 PM487 km303 miles263 nmWest W

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