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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 3:52:00 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 27, 2012 at 15:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 57° 39' West

The ground speed is currently 426.13 meters/second, 1534.1 kilometres/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.80 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miNorth952.80 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.0"7.73 miEast0° 03' 08.4"3.60 miNorth8.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 15:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' North, Longitude: 113° 13' East

The ground speed is currently 420.06 meters/second, 1512.2 kilometres/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 miSouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.4"939.33 miWest0° 01' 51.0"2.12 miSouth939.43 mi
24 hours11° 41' 37.3"757.04 miEast1° 10' 54.4"81.29 miSouth764.25 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Thu 12:52 PM214 km133 miles116 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Thu 12:52 PM221 km137 miles119 nmSouth S
Caraguatay *Thu 12:52 PM232 km144 miles125 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fuerte Olimpo *Thu 12:52 PM250 km155 miles135 nmNorth N
Ciudad del Este *Thu 12:52 PM395 km246 miles213 nmSoutheast SE
Foz do Iguaçu *Thu 1:52 PM399 km248 miles216 nmSoutheast SE
Encarnación *Thu 12:52 PM483 km300 miles261 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SaltaThu 12:52 PM806 km501 miles435 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santa CruzThu 11:52 AM838 km521 miles453 nmNorthwest NW
TucumánThu 12:52 PM857 km532 miles463 nmWest-southwest WSW

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