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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 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 53' South
Longitude: 11° 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"955.76 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 misouth955.74 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.6"7.26 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 02' South
Longitude: 66° 20' 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' 20.9"978.03 miwest0° 10' 36.7"12.16 misouth977.78 mi
24 hours13° 29' 26.5"912.75 mieast3° 54' 42.8"268.95 misouth944.48 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 PM957 km595 miles517 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Sun 2:36 PM2897 km1800 miles1564 nmEast E
LuandaSun 1:36 PM3030 km1883 miles1636 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSun 2:36 PM3130 km1945 miles1690 nmEast-southeast ESE
AbidjanSun 12:36 PM3214 km1997 miles1736 nmNorth-northeast NNE
São ToméSun 12:36 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaSun 12:36 PM3230 km2007 miles1744 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Sun 10:36 AM3280 km2038 miles1771 nmWest W
YamoussoukroSun 12:36 PM3347 km2080 miles1807 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraSun 12:36 PM3362 km2089 miles1815 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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