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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 = Wednesday, December 5, 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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 26' South, Longitude: 49° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.82 meters/second, 1543.8 km/hour, 959.2 miles/hour or 833.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.99 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.4"958.85 miWest0° 00' 18.5"0.35 miSouth958.83 mi
24 hours0° 06' 19.0"6.74 miEast0° 07' 10.2"8.22 miSouth10.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 08' North, Longitude: 54° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.20 meters/second, 1606.3 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.63 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miSouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.2"998.00 miWest0° 10' 41.7"12.25 miSouth998.27 mi
24 hours11° 05' 11.8"760.95 miEast4° 27' 00.3"305.78 miSouth822.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaWed 11:34 AM242 km151 miles131 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirabeWed 11:34 AM362 km225 miles195 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoWed 11:34 AM426 km265 miles230 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToamasinaWed 11:34 AM474 km295 miles256 nmNorth N
ToliaraWed 11:34 AM575 km358 miles311 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisWed 12:34 PM671 km417 miles362 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisWed 12:34 PM898 km558 miles485 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniWed 11:34 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoWed 10:34 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweWed 10:34 AM1877 km1166 miles1014 nmWest-northwest WNW

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