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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° 52' 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"957.17 miwest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 misouth957.15 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° 27' 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"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 30' 55.5"1002.93 miwest0° 11' 55.1"13.65 misouth1002.93 mi
24 hours11° 54' 30.6"822.81 mieast4° 44' 07.4"325.41 misouth882.41 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 PM818 km508 miles441 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:26 PM2666 km1656 miles1439 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:26 PM2813 km1748 miles1519 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:26 PM2939 km1827 miles1587 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:26 PM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:26 PM3142 km1952 miles1697 nmNorth N
MonroviaFri 12:26 PM3215 km1998 miles1736 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:26 PM3234 km2009 miles1746 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:26 PM3262 km2027 miles1761 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:26 PM3287 km2042 miles1775 nmNorth N
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