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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 20, 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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 28° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.66 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 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"951.73 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth951.73 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.0"7.89 miEast0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 13:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 05' North, Longitude: 63° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.18 meters/second, 1613.4 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.71 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miNorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 58.6"1002.46 miWest0° 10' 51.3"12.43 miNorth1002.39 mi
24 hours10° 46' 13.8"742.09 miEast4° 09' 44.5"286.03 miNorth792.46 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 *Thu 11:52 AM1500 km932 miles810 nmWest W
SalvadorThu 10:52 AM1562 km971 miles844 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeThu 10:52 AM1832 km1138 miles989 nmNorth-northwest NNW
São Paulo *Thu 11:52 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmWest W
Brasilia *Thu 11:52 AM2196 km1364 miles1186 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaThu 10:52 AM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JamestownThu 1:52 PM2529 km1571 miles1365 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Thu 10:52 AM2955 km1836 miles1595 nmWest W
Montevideo *Thu 11:52 AM2962 km1841 miles1599 nmWest-southwest WSW
Buenos AiresThu 10:52 AM3145 km1954 miles1698 nmWest-southwest WSW

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