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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 12:26:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 8° 15' 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 miSouth955.05 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.6"7.36 miEast0° 04' 51.8"5.58 miSouth9.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 55' South, Longitude: 50° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.90 meters/second, 1544.0 km/hour, 959.4 miles/hour or 833.7 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' 06.6"959.13 miWest0° 08' 43.9"10.01 miSouth958.83 mi
24 hours14° 21' 56.0"955.61 miEast2° 59' 03.2"205.22 miSouth970.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:26 PM824 km512 miles445 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Mon 2:26 PM2600 km1616 miles1404 nmEast E
LuandaMon 1:26 PM2775 km1724 miles1498 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownMon 2:26 PM2869 km1783 miles1549 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméMon 12:26 PM3046 km1893 miles1645 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 12:26 PM3163 km1965 miles1708 nmNorth N
LibrevilleMon 1:26 PM3218 km2000 miles1738 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaMon 12:26 PM3252 km2020 miles1756 nmNorth N
KinshasaMon 1:26 PM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 1:26 PM3270 km2032 miles1766 nmNortheast NE

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