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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 = Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8:28:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 40' South, Longitude: 50° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.10 meters/second, 1541.2 km/hour, 957.6 miles/hour or 832.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"957.23 miWest0° 00' 16.3"0.31 miSouth957.21 mi
24 hours0° 06' 34.6"7.00 miEast0° 06' 17.3"7.21 miSouth10.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 08:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 60' South, Longitude: 30° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.74 meters/second, 1615.4 km/hour, 1003.8 miles/hour or 872.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.73 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 07.7"1003.67 miWest0° 11' 54.3"13.63 miSouth1003.70 mi
24 hours11° 48' 34.7"816.39 miEast4° 44' 58.5"326.35 miSouth877.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaFri 11:28 AM416 km258 miles224 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-PaulFri 12:28 PM488 km303 miles263 nmEast-northeast ENE
Saint-PierreFri 12:28 PM495 km307 miles267 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntsirabeFri 11:28 AM507 km315 miles274 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisFri 12:28 PM511 km317 miles276 nmEast-northeast ENE
ToamasinaFri 11:28 AM523 km325 miles283 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntananarivoFri 11:28 AM544 km338 miles294 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisFri 12:28 PM738 km458 miles398 nmEast-northeast ENE
ToliaraFri 11:28 AM745 km463 miles402 nmWest W
MoroniFri 11:28 AM1460 km907 miles788 nmNorthwest NW

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