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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 29, 2008 at 6:06:00 AM.

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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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 06:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 89° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.39 meters/second, 1535.0 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.38 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth953.39 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.1"7.71 miEast0° 03' 52.3"4.44 miNorth8.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 06:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 57' South, Longitude: 109° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.86 meters/second, 1500.7 km/hour, 932.5 miles/hour or 810.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.54 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.4"932.12 miWest0° 08' 22.3"9.60 miNorth932.62 mi
24 hours11° 07' 09.6"713.59 miEast3° 46' 23.3"259.55 miNorth767.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:06 AM1953 km1213 miles1054 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaMon 12:06 PM2503 km1555 miles1351 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaMon 1:06 PM2683 km1667 miles1449 nmNortheast NE
Perth *Mon 3:06 PM2811 km1747 miles1518 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeMon 2:06 PM3149 km1957 miles1700 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarMon 2:06 PM3224 km2003 miles1741 nmEast-northeast ENE
Kuala LumpurMon 2:06 PM3224 km2003 miles1741 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port Louis *Mon 11:06 AM3275 km2035 miles1768 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 11:06 AM3337 km2073 miles1802 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PontianakMon 1:06 PM3377 km2098 miles1823 nmNortheast NE

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