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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 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).

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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 of the movement is currently 426.94 meters/second, 1537.0 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"954.62 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 of the movement is currently 441.33 meters/second, 1588.8 km/hour, 987.2 miles/hour or 857.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.45 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 zenith

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

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
Asuncion *Mon 12:46 PM319 km198 miles172 nmSouthwest SW
Encarnación *Mon 12:46 PM477 km296 miles257 nmSouth S
Criciúma *Mon 1:46 PM889 km553 miles480 nmSoutheast SE
Porto Alegre *Mon 1:46 PM893 km555 miles482 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 11:46 AM921 km573 miles498 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Mon 1:46 PM927 km576 miles501 nmEast E
SaltaMon 12:46 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmWest-southwest WSW

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