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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 = Monday, December 31, 2012 at 3:46:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 31, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 02' South, Longitude: 55° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 426.94 meters/second, 1537.0 kilometres/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.9 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"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.62 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miNorth954.64 mi
24 hours0° 07' 03.0"7.49 miEast0° 04' 59.3"5.72 miNorth9.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 31, 2012 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 03' North, Longitude: 160° 24' East

The ground speed is currently 441.33 meters/second, 1588.8 kilometres/hour, 987.2 miles/hour or 857.9 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' 32.2"16.45 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miSouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.2"987.08 miWest0° 09' 32.6"10.93 miSouth987.40 mi
24 hours11° 00' 30.6"747.41 miEast4° 02' 43.5"278.02 miSouth801.66 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 *Mon 12:46 PM55 km34 miles29 nmNorth N
Ciudad del Este *Mon 12:46 PM295 km183 miles159 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Foz do Iguaçu *Mon 1:46 PM299 km186 miles162 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Fuerte Olimpo *Mon 12:46 PM316 km196 miles171 nmNorthwest NW
Asuncion *Mon 12:46 PM319 km198 miles172 nmSouthwest SW
Encarnación *Mon 12:46 PM477 km296 miles257 nmSouth S
Rivera *Mon 1:46 PM872 km542 miles471 nmSouth S
Criciúma *Mon 1:46 PM889 km553 miles480 nmSoutheast SE
Porto Alegre *Mon 1:46 PM893 km555 miles482 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Mon 1:46 PM927 km576 miles500 nmEast E

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