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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 = Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 6:26:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 46' South, Longitude: 81° 30' 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"956.55 miWest0° 00' 15.1"0.29 miSouth956.54 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 Latitude: 6° 21' South, Longitude: 10° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.61 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' 49.0"996.63 miWest0° 11' 46.3"13.48 miSouth996.53 mi
24 hours12° 25' 29.5"854.19 miEast4° 34' 39.6"314.60 miSouth905.87 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 AM1709 km1062 miles923 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSat 12:26 PM1969 km1223 miles1063 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSat 10:26 AM2502 km1554 miles1351 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:26 AM2698 km1676 miles1457 nmWest W
MaleSat 11:26 AM3104 km1929 miles1676 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:26 AM3113 km1934 miles1681 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JakartaSat 1:26 PM3280 km2038 miles1771 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:56 AM3284 km2041 miles1773 nmNorth N
VictoriaSat 10:26 AM3447 km2142 miles1861 nmWest-northwest WNW
PerthSat 2:26 PM3532 km2195 miles1907 nmEast-southeast ESE

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