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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 = Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 1:52:00 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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' South, Longitude: 28° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.69 meters/second, 1532.5 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.5 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' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.81 miWest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 miSouth951.81 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.3"7.88 miEast0° 00' 39.1"0.75 miSouth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 36' North, Longitude: 52° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.60 meters/second, 1618.5 km/hour, 1005.7 miles/hour or 873.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.76 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miNorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 22.2"1005.65 miWest0° 11' 29.3"13.16 miNorth1005.72 mi
24 hours10° 55' 07.4"755.22 miEast4° 29' 13.2"308.30 miNorth814.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 11:52 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 10:52 AM1553 km965 miles838 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeWed 10:52 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Wed 11:52 AM1835 km1140 miles991 nmWest W
Brasilia *Wed 11:52 AM2184 km1357 miles1179 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 10:52 AM2424 km1506 miles1309 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownWed 1:52 PM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Wed 10:52 AM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmWest W
Montevideo *Wed 11:52 AM2952 km1834 miles1594 nmWest-southwest WSW
Buenos AiresWed 10:52 AM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmWest-southwest WSW

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