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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 = Monday, December 31, 2012 at 2:34:00 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 Monday, December 31, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 02' South, Longitude: 37° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.93 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.60 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miNorth954.61 mi
24 hours0° 07' 03.2"7.49 miEast0° 04' 58.0"5.70 miNorth9.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 31, 2012 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 14' North, Longitude: 177° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.03 meters/second, 1587.7 km/hour, 986.6 miles/hour or 857.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.44 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miSouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 32' 20.2"986.41 miWest0° 09' 28.8"10.86 miSouth986.74 mi
24 hours348° 59' 13.6"747.22 miWest4° 01' 21.7"276.46 miSouth801.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Mon 12:34 PM406 km252 miles219 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Mon 12:34 PM557 km346 miles301 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 12:34 PM564 km350 miles304 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 12:34 PM917 km570 miles495 nmWest W
SalvadorMon 11:34 AM1116 km693 miles602 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Mon 12:34 PM1337 km831 miles722 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 11:34 AM1684 km1046 miles909 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Mon 11:34 AM2041 km1268 miles1102 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 11:34 AM2138 km1328 miles1154 nmNorth N
Montevideo *Mon 12:34 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmSouthwest SW

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