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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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 11° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.15 meters/second, 1544.9 km/hour, 960.0 miles/hour or 834.2 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"959.64 miwest0° 00' 19.4"0.37 misouth959.62 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.0"6.62 mieast0° 07' 32.0"8.64 misouth10.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 32' North, Longitude: 123° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.13 meters/second, 1591.7 km/hour, 989.0 miles/hour or 859.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.48 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.4"988.93 miwest0° 09' 43.0"11.13 misouth989.25 mi
24 hours11° 01' 05.5"749.39 mieast4° 07' 05.3"283.03 misouth805.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:34 PM912 km567 miles492 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Tue 2:34 PM2907 km1806 miles1569 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:34 PM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanTue 12:34 PM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownTue 2:34 PM3164 km1966 miles1709 nmEast-southeast ESE
MonroviaTue 12:34 PM3169 km1969 miles1711 nmNorth N
São ToméTue 12:34 PM3172 km1971 miles1713 nmNortheast NE
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:34 AM3284 km2041 miles1773 nmWest W
YamoussoukroTue 12:34 PM3288 km2043 miles1775 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraTue 12:34 PM3307 km2055 miles1786 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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