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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 8:34:00 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 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 18' South, Longitude: 49° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.21 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"959.72 miWest0° 00' 19.5"0.37 miSouth959.71 mi
24 hours0° 06' 10.7"6.59 miEast0° 07' 36.5"8.72 miSouth10.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 10' North, Longitude: 65° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.17 meters/second, 1588.2 km/hour, 986.9 miles/hour or 857.6 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' 24.7"986.71 miWest0° 09' 29.5"10.87 miSouth987.04 mi
24 hours11° 01' 05.6"747.74 miEast4° 02' 20.9"277.59 miSouth801.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaTue 11:34 AM227 km141 miles123 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirabeTue 11:34 AM344 km214 miles186 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoTue 11:34 AM409 km254 miles221 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToamasinaTue 11:34 AM461 km286 miles249 nmNorth N
ToliaraTue 11:34 AM568 km353 miles307 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisTue 12:34 PM678 km421 miles366 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisTue 12:34 PM905 km562 miles489 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniTue 11:34 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoTue 10:34 AM1726 km1072 miles932 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweTue 10:34 AM1861 km1157 miles1005 nmWest-northwest WNW

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