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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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 3° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.14 meters/second, 1537.7 km/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 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' 42.8"955.14 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.13 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.5"7.36 mieast0° 04' 52.0"5.58 misouth9.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 53' South
Longitude: 45° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.01 meters/second, 1544.4 km/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 833.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.99 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 08.4"959.45 miwest0° 08' 45.7"10.04 misouth959.15 mi
24 hours14° 21' 16.8"955.17 mieast2° 59' 55.7"206.24 misouth969.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:06 PM813 km505 miles439 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Mon 2:06 PM2117 km1316 miles1143 nmEast E
LuandaMon 1:06 PM2376 km1476 miles1283 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownMon 2:06 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméMon 12:06 PM2808 km1745 miles1516 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaMon 1:06 PM2892 km1797 miles1562 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 1:06 PM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleMon 1:06 PM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneMon 2:06 PM3000 km1864 miles1620 nmEast E
AbidjanMon 12:06 PM3130 km1945 miles1690 nmNorth N
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