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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 12:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 6° 02' 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 misouth955.12 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.5"7.36 mieast0° 04' 51.8"5.58 misouth9.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 54' South
Longitude: 48° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.95 meters/second, 1544.2 km/hour, 959.5 miles/hour or 833.8 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 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 25' 07.4"959.31 miwest0° 08' 44.8"10.02 misouth959.02 mi
24 hours14° 21' 37.7"955.44 mieast2° 59' 27.9"205.71 misouth969.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:16 PM780 km485 miles421 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Mon 2:16 PM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmEast E
LuandaMon 1:16 PM2583 km1605 miles1394 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownMon 2:16 PM2675 km1662 miles1444 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméMon 12:16 PM2925 km1818 miles1580 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleMon 1:16 PM3081 km1914 miles1664 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaMon 1:16 PM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 1:16 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 12:16 PM3137 km1949 miles1694 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:16 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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