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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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 06:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 81° 20' 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"955.93 miwest0° 00' 14.0"0.27 misouth955.91 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° 56' South, Longitude: 22° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.29 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' 54.1"982.51 miwest0° 10' 57.2"12.55 misouth982.29 mi
24 hours13° 15' 37.0"900.69 mieast4° 05' 34.4"281.38 misouth936.95 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 AM1695 km1053 miles915 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSun 12:26 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSun 10:26 AM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSun 10:26 AM2680 km1666 miles1447 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 11:26 AM3098 km1925 miles1673 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSun 11:26 AM3109 km1932 miles1679 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 11:56 AM3294 km2047 miles1779 nmNorth N
JakartaSun 1:26 PM3301 km2051 miles1782 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaSun 10:26 AM3438 km2136 miles1856 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoSun 9:26 AM3538 km2198 miles1910 nmWest W
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