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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 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 53' South
Longitude: 8° 38' 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"955.76 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 misouth955.75 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.6"7.25 mieast0° 05' 19.0"6.10 misouth9.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 00' South
Longitude: 63° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.35 meters/second, 1574.5 km/hour, 978.3 miles/hour or 850.1 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' 21.9"978.15 miwest0° 10' 37.3"12.17 misouth977.91 mi
24 hours13° 29' 03.8"912.42 mieast3° 55' 01.6"269.31 misouth944.28 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 PM829 km515 miles448 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sun 2:26 PM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmEast E
LuandaSun 1:26 PM2804 km1743 miles1514 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSun 2:26 PM2909 km1807 miles1570 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSun 12:26 PM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSun 12:26 PM3160 km1963 miles1706 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSun 1:26 PM3236 km2011 miles1747 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSun 12:26 PM3238 km2012 miles1749 nmNorth N
AccraSun 12:26 PM3276 km2035 miles1769 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSun 1:26 PM3295 km2048 miles1779 nmNortheast NE
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