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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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 57' South, Longitude: 78° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.20 meters/second, 1537.9 km/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"955.28 miwest0° 00' 13.0"0.25 misouth955.27 mi
24 hours0° 06' 54.1"7.33 mieast0° 04' 58.3"5.70 misouth9.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 03' South, Longitude: 33° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.99 meters/second, 1551.6 km/hour, 964.1 miles/hour or 837.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 25' 39.6"963.88 miwest0° 09' 16.4"10.63 misouth963.59 mi
24 hours14° 09' 37.3"946.03 mieast3° 14' 38.4"223.09 misouth964.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandMon 11:36 AM1651 km1026 miles892 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaMon 12:36 PM1864 km1158 miles1006 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisMon 10:36 AM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmWest W
Saint-DenisMon 10:36 AM2436 km1514 miles1315 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 11:36 AM3028 km1882 miles1635 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleMon 11:36 AM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmNorth-northwest NNW
VictoriaMon 10:36 AM3240 km2013 miles1749 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoMon 9:36 AM3293 km2046 miles1778 nmWest W
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:06 PM3302 km2052 miles1783 nmNorth N
JakartaMon 1:36 PM3520 km2187 miles1901 nmEast-northeast ENE
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