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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 41' South, Longitude: 8° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.05 meters/second, 1541.0 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.1 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"957.10 miwest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 misouth957.09 mi
24 hours0° 06' 35.8"7.02 mieast0° 06' 12.8"7.13 misouth10.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 47' South, Longitude: 88° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.38 meters/second, 1614.2 km/hour, 1003.0 miles/hour or 871.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.5"1002.86 miwest0° 11' 55.1"13.65 misouth1002.87 mi
24 hours11° 54' 28.8"822.72 mieast4° 44' 07.7"325.39 misouth882.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:26 PM806 km501 miles435 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:26 PM2637 km1639 miles1424 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:26 PM2788 km1733 miles1506 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:26 PM2915 km1811 miles1574 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:26 PM3040 km1889 miles1641 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:26 PM3137 km1949 miles1694 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:26 PM3215 km1998 miles1736 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaFri 12:26 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmNorth N
AccraFri 12:26 PM3253 km2021 miles1756 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaFri 1:26 PM3278 km2037 miles1770 nmNortheast NE
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