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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 26, 2012 at 2:46:00 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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 41° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.98 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 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 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.46 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miNorth952.47 mi
24 hours0° 07' 20.7"7.78 miEast0° 02' 39.2"3.04 miNorth8.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 14:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' North, Longitude: 117° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.43 meters/second, 1509.9 km/hour, 938.2 miles/hour or 815.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.7"937.91 miWest0° 00' 35.9"0.69 miNorth937.88 mi
24 hours11° 43' 38.1"758.00 miEast0° 12' 34.8"14.43 miSouth758.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Macaé *Wed 12:46 PM116 km72 miles63 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Campos *Wed 12:46 PM175 km108 miles94 nmNorth N
Niterói *Wed 12:46 PM194 km120 miles105 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:46 PM198 km123 miles107 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vitória *Wed 12:46 PM351 km218 miles189 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Belo Horizonte *Wed 12:46 PM467 km290 miles252 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Wed 12:46 PM520 km323 miles281 nmWest W
São Paulo *Wed 12:46 PM547 km340 miles295 nmWest W
Campinas *Wed 12:46 PM593 km369 miles320 nmWest W
Pirassununga *Wed 12:46 PM648 km403 miles350 nmWest-northwest WNW

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