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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 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).

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= 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 of the movement is currently 426.13 meters/second, 1534.1 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 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 of the movement is currently 420.06 meters/second, 1512.2 km/hour, 939.6 miles/hour or 816.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Thu 12:52 PM214 km133 miles116 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Thu 12:52 PM221 km137 miles119 nmSouth S
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
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 11:52 AM839 km522 miles453 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TucumánThu 12:52 PM857 km532 miles463 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreThu 11:52 AM919 km571 miles496 nmWest-northwest WNW
Porto Alegre *Thu 1:52 PM984 km611 miles531 nmSoutheast SE

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