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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

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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: 11° 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"955.13 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.12 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° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.83 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' 05.6"959.05 miwest0° 08' 42.8"9.99 misouth958.75 mi
24 hours14° 22' 19.0"955.97 mieast2° 58' 32.2"204.65 misouth970.25 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 PM958 km595 miles517 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 2:36 PM2884 km1792 miles1557 nmEast E
LuandaMon 1:36 PM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownMon 2:36 PM3115 km1936 miles1682 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméMon 12:36 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanMon 12:36 PM3221 km2001 miles1739 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaMon 12:36 PM3240 km2013 miles1749 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:36 AM3291 km2045 miles1777 nmWest W
YamoussoukroMon 12:36 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AccraMon 12:36 PM3367 km2092 miles1818 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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