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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 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 10° 52' 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"955.69 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 misouth955.68 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.6"7.25 mieast0° 05' 18.8"6.09 misouth9.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 02' South, Longitude: 66° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.30 meters/second, 1574.3 km/hour, 978.2 miles/hour or 850.0 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' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 27' 21.1"977.98 miwest0° 10' 36.8"12.16 misouth977.73 mi
24 hours13° 29' 23.9"912.65 mieast3° 54' 44.8"268.98 misouth944.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSun 12:36 PM940 km584 miles508 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Sun 2:36 PM2868 km1782 miles1549 nmEast E
LuandaSun 1:36 PM3004 km1867 miles1622 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSun 2:36 PM3105 km1929 miles1677 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSun 12:36 PM3198 km1987 miles1727 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSun 12:36 PM3207 km1993 miles1732 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSun 12:36 PM3230 km2007 miles1744 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 10:36 AM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmWest W
YamoussoukroSun 12:36 PM3341 km2076 miles1804 nmNorth N
AccraSun 12:36 PM3352 km2083 miles1810 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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