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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 18, 2012 at 2:32:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' South, Longitude: 38° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.75 meters/second, 1532.7 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.5"951.94 miWest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 miSouth951.94 mi
24 hours0° 07' 25.2"7.86 miEast0° 01' 06.5"1.27 miSouth7.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 14:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 56' South, Longitude: 31° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.00 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.70 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miNorth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.8"1002.08 miWest0° 11' 41.0"13.38 miNorth1002.28 mi
24 hours11° 15' 32.9"776.98 miEast4° 39' 00.0"319.49 miNorth841.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:32 PM378 km235 miles204 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Niterói *Tue 12:32 PM448 km278 miles242 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:32 PM454 km282 miles245 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:32 PM659 km410 miles356 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Tue 12:32 PM803 km499 miles433 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 11:32 AM1154 km717 miles623 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Tue 12:32 PM1273 km791 miles687 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 11:32 AM1748 km1086 miles944 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Tue 11:32 AM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmWest W
Montevideo *Tue 12:32 PM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmSouthwest SW

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