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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 = Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 1:06:00 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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 17° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.95 meters/second, 1533.4 km/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 828.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.40 miWest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 miSouth952.39 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.1"7.79 miEast0° 02' 04.6"2.38 miSouth8.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 13:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 07' South, Longitude: 28° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.40 meters/second, 1567.4 km/hour, 974.0 miles/hour or 846.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.23 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.2"973.82 miWest0° 10' 08.7"11.62 miNorth974.22 mi
24 hours12° 38' 50.8"852.06 miEast4° 18' 10.7"295.76 miNorth908.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 1:06 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmEast-northeast ENE
SalvadorSun 10:06 AM2492 km1549 miles1346 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeSun 10:06 AM2505 km1557 miles1353 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 11:06 AM2624 km1630 miles1417 nmWest W
São Paulo *Sun 11:06 AM2968 km1845 miles1603 nmWest W
FortalezaSun 10:06 AM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Sun 11:06 AM3285 km2041 miles1774 nmWest W
MonroviaSun 1:06 PM3361 km2089 miles1815 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSun 1:06 PM3494 km2171 miles1887 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sun 3:06 PM3544 km2202 miles1914 nmEast E

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