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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 = Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8:24:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 08:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 18' South, Longitude: 51° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.22 meters/second, 1545.2 km/hour, 960.1 miles/hour or 834.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.6"959.73 miWest0° 00' 19.5"0.37 miSouth959.71 mi
24 hours0° 06' 10.7"6.59 miEast0° 07' 36.5"8.73 miSouth10.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 08:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 12' North, Longitude: 63° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.13 meters/second, 1588.1 km/hour, 986.8 miles/hour or 857.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.45 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miSouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.5"986.62 miWest0° 09' 29.0"10.86 miSouth986.95 mi
24 hours11° 01' 05.9"747.68 miEast4° 02' 08.8"277.36 miSouth801.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Saint-DenisTue 12:24 PM431 km268 miles232 nmEast-northeast ENE
FianarantsoaTue 11:24 AM474 km295 miles256 nmWest W
ToamasinaTue 11:24 AM513 km319 miles277 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirabeTue 11:24 AM544 km338 miles294 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoTue 11:24 AM566 km351 miles305 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisTue 12:24 PM658 km409 miles355 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniTue 11:24 AM1470 km914 miles794 nmNorthwest NW
MaputoTue 10:24 AM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmWest-southwest WSW
VictoriaTue 12:24 PM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LilongweTue 10:24 AM2095 km1302 miles1131 nmWest-northwest WNW

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