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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 = Sunday, December 9, 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 81° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.49 meters/second, 1539.0 km/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.86 miWest0° 00' 14.0"0.27 miSouth955.85 mi
24 hours0° 06' 47.9"7.23 miEast0° 05' 25.8"6.23 miSouth9.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 55' South, Longitude: 23° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.30 meters/second, 1581.5 km/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.38 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miSouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 27' 54.3"982.46 miWest0° 10' 57.2"12.55 miSouth982.24 mi
24 hours13° 15' 34.5"900.60 miEast4° 05' 36.2"281.39 miSouth936.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSun 11:26 AM1701 km1057 miles918 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSun 12:26 PM1984 km1233 miles1071 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSun 10:26 AM2513 km1562 miles1357 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 10:26 AM2709 km1683 miles1463 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 11:26 AM3106 km1930 miles1677 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSun 11:26 AM3117 km1937 miles1683 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaSun 1:26 PM3276 km2036 miles1769 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:56 AM3295 km2048 miles1779 nmNorth N
VictoriaSun 10:26 AM3462 km2151 miles1869 nmWest-northwest WNW
PerthSun 2:26 PM3517 km2185 miles1899 nmEast-southeast ESE

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