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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 46' South
Longitude: 81° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.80 meters/second, 1540.1 km/hour, 957.0 miles/hour or 831.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 misouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.4"956.62 miwest0° 00' 15.1"0.29 misouth956.60 mi
24 hours0° 06' 41.1"7.11 mieast0° 05' 52.8"6.74 misouth9.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 21' South
Longitude: 10° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.60 meters/second, 1604.2 km/hour, 996.8 miles/hour or 866.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.61 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 misouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 29' 48.9"996.69 miwest0° 11' 46.2"13.48 misouth996.59 mi
24 hours12° 25' 31.6"854.28 mieast4° 34' 38.8"314.60 misouth905.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:26 AM1703 km1058 miles920 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaSat 12:26 PM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSat 10:26 AM2473 km1537 miles1335 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:26 AM2669 km1659 miles1441 nmWest W
MaleSat 11:26 AM3095 km1923 miles1671 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:26 AM3105 km1929 miles1677 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:56 AM3282 km2040 miles1772 nmNorth N
JakartaSat 1:26 PM3305 km2054 miles1785 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaSat 10:26 AM3422 km2127 miles1848 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoSat 9:26 AM3526 km2191 miles1904 nmWest W
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