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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

UTC time = Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:16:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 5° 45' 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"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"955.07 miWest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 miSouth955.06 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.5"7.36 miEast0° 04' 51.9"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 Latitude: 15° 54' South, Longitude: 47° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.96 meters/second, 1544.3 km/hour, 959.6 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' 07.6"959.26 miWest0° 08' 44.8"10.03 miSouth958.96 mi
24 hours14° 21' 35.2"955.34 miEast2° 59' 31.0"205.76 miSouth969.86 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 PM2345 km1457 miles1266 nmEast E
LuandaMon 1:16 PM2559 km1590 miles1382 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownMon 2:16 PM2651 km1647 miles1431 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméMon 12:16 PM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaMon 1:16 PM3064 km1904 miles1655 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleMon 1:16 PM3064 km1904 miles1655 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 1:16 PM3067 km1906 miles1656 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 12:16 PM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:16 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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