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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 12:26:00 PM.

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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 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 47' South, Longitude: 8° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.72 meters/second, 1539.8 km/hour, 956.8 miles/hour or 831.4 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' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.2"956.37 miWest0° 00' 15.0"0.29 miSouth956.36 mi
24 hours0° 06' 42.9"7.14 miEast0° 05' 46.0"6.61 miSouth9.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 31' South, Longitude: 76° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.29 meters/second, 1599.4 km/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.56 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miSouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 29' 22.8"993.66 miWest0° 11' 38.3"13.33 miSouth993.53 mi
24 hours12° 37' 13.7"865.49 miEast4° 29' 16.2"308.44 miSouth913.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:26 PM813 km505 miles439 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sat 2:26 PM2623 km1630 miles1416 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:26 PM2784 km1730 miles1503 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSat 2:26 PM2899 km1802 miles1566 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:26 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 12:26 PM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSat 1:26 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSat 12:26 PM3229 km2007 miles1744 nmNorth N
AccraSat 12:26 PM3261 km2026 miles1761 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 1:26 PM3275 km2035 miles1768 nmNortheast NE

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