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Day and Night World Map

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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 Monday, December 3, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 10' South
Longitude: 48° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.62 meters/second, 1546.6 km/hour, 961.0 miles/hour or 835.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.02 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.1"960.71 miwest0° 00' 20.5"0.39 misouth960.70 mi
24 hours0° 06' 01.9"6.44 mieast0° 08' 02.4"9.22 misouth11.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 40' North
Longitude: 76° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.92 meters/second, 1565.7 km/hour, 972.9 miles/hour or 845.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.22 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 32' 04.8"972.75 miwest0° 07' 57.7"9.13 misouth973.09 mi
24 hours11° 05' 46.3"742.68 mieast3° 29' 20.6"239.86 misouth785.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaMon 11:34 AM185 km115 miles100 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirabeMon 11:34 AM309 km192 miles167 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 11:34 AM381 km237 miles206 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToamasinaMon 11:34 AM451 km280 miles243 nmNorth N
ToliaraMon 11:34 AM534 km332 miles288 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisMon 12:34 PM713 km443 miles385 nmEast E
Port LouisMon 12:34 PM940 km584 miles507 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniMon 11:34 AM1296 km805 miles700 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoMon 10:34 AM1691 km1051 miles913 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweMon 10:34 AM1820 km1131 miles983 nmWest-northwest WNW
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