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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 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 8° 22' 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"955.70 miWest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 miSouth955.68 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.6"7.25 miEast0° 05' 19.0"6.10 miSouth9.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 00' South, Longitude: 63° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.36 meters/second, 1574.5 km/hour, 978.3 miles/hour or 850.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.30 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miSouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.0"978.10 miWest0° 10' 37.4"12.17 miSouth977.85 mi
24 hours13° 29' 01.4"912.32 miEast3° 55' 03.6"269.33 miSouth944.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:26 PM818 km509 miles442 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sun 2:26 PM2610 km1622 miles1409 nmEast E
LuandaSun 1:26 PM2780 km1727 miles1501 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSun 2:26 PM2884 km1792 miles1557 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSun 12:26 PM3045 km1892 miles1644 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSun 12:26 PM3155 km1961 miles1704 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSun 1:26 PM3218 km1999 miles1737 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSun 12:26 PM3241 km2014 miles1750 nmNorth N
AccraSun 12:26 PM3267 km2030 miles1764 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSun 1:26 PM3272 km2033 miles1767 nmNortheast NE

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