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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 53' South
Longitude: 6° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.42 meters/second, 1538.7 km/hour, 956.1 miles/hour or 830.8 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"955.77 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 misouth955.75 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.4"7.25 mieast0° 05' 19.2"6.10 misouth9.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 59' South
Longitude: 61° 31' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.41 meters/second, 1574.7 km/hour, 978.5 miles/hour or 850.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.31 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.7"978.28 miwest0° 10' 37.8"12.18 misouth978.03 mi
24 hours13° 28' 41.3"912.10 mieast3° 55' 20.2"269.67 misouth944.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:16 PM771 km479 miles416 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Sun 2:16 PM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmEast E
LuandaSun 1:16 PM2587 km1607 miles1397 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSun 2:16 PM2690 km1672 miles1453 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSun 12:16 PM2923 km1816 miles1578 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSun 1:16 PM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaSun 1:16 PM3090 km1920 miles1668 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSun 1:16 PM3092 km1921 miles1669 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSun 12:16 PM3128 km1944 miles1689 nmNorth N
AccraSun 12:16 PM3210 km1995 miles1733 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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