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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 12:36:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 10° 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"955.06 miWest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 miSouth955.05 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.6"7.36 miEast0° 04' 51.6"5.57 miSouth9.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 57' South, Longitude: 52° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.84 meters/second, 1543.8 km/hour, 959.3 miles/hour or 833.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.99 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miSouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 25' 05.7"958.99 miWest0° 08' 43.0"9.99 miSouth958.70 mi
24 hours14° 22' 16.6"955.87 miEast2° 58' 35.2"204.69 miSouth970.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:36 PM942 km585 miles508 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 2:36 PM2854 km1773 miles1541 nmEast E
LuandaMon 1:36 PM2998 km1863 miles1619 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownMon 2:36 PM3090 km1920 miles1669 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméMon 12:36 PM3199 km1988 miles1727 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 12:36 PM3214 km1997 miles1735 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaMon 12:36 PM3240 km2013 miles1749 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:36 AM3319 km2063 miles1792 nmWest W
YamoussoukroMon 12:36 PM3349 km2081 miles1808 nmNorth N
AccraMon 12:36 PM3356 km2086 miles1812 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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