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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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 08:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 26' South
Longitude: 48° 54' 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"958.91 miwest0° 00' 18.5"0.35 misouth958.89 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 08' North
Longitude: 54° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.20 meters/second, 1606.3 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.2"998.08 miwest0° 10' 41.7"12.25 misouth998.35 mi
24 hours11° 05' 12.4"761.02 mieast4° 27' 01.3"305.82 misouth822.88 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 AM217 km135 miles117 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirabeWed 11:34 AM344 km214 miles186 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoWed 11:34 AM415 km258 miles224 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToamasinaWed 11:34 AM477 km296 miles257 nmNorth N
ToliaraWed 11:34 AM547 km340 miles295 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-DenisWed 12:34 PM699 km434 miles377 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisWed 12:34 PM926 km575 miles500 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniWed 11:34 AM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoWed 10:34 AM1703 km1058 miles919 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweWed 10:34 AM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmWest-northwest WNW
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