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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 14° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.34 meters/second, 1538.4 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.59 miwest0° 00' 13.5"0.26 misouth955.58 mi
24 hours0° 06' 48.6"7.24 mieast0° 05' 11.9"5.96 misouth9.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 33' North, Longitude: 164° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.79 meters/second, 1489.6 km/hour, 925.6 miles/hour or 804.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"15.43 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 28' 56.8"925.31 miwest0° 00' 02.0"0.04 minorth925.30 mi
24 hours12° 29' 06.4"797.78 mieast0° 31' 25.0"36.03 misouth800.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:48 PM1172 km728 miles633 nmNortheast NE
Rio de Janeiro *Sat 10:48 AM2977 km1850 miles1607 nmWest W
Windhoek *Sat 2:48 PM3201 km1989 miles1728 nmEast E
MonroviaSat 12:48 PM3252 km2021 miles1756 nmNorth N
LuandaSat 1:48 PM3307 km2055 miles1786 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanSat 12:48 PM3310 km2057 miles1787 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São Paulo *Sat 10:48 AM3322 km2064 miles1794 nmWest W
FortalezaSat 9:48 AM3382 km2101 miles1826 nmNorthwest NW
Cape TownSat 2:48 PM3396 km2110 miles1834 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:48 PM3422 km2126 miles1848 nmNortheast NE
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