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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 12:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 13° 32' 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"955.12 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.11 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.8"7.36 mieast0° 04' 51.4"5.57 misouth9.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 58' South, Longitude: 55° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.77 meters/second, 1543.6 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.5 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' 04.6"958.91 miwest0° 08' 41.9"9.97 misouth958.62 mi
24 hours14° 22' 39.5"956.23 mieast2° 58' 04.2"204.11 misouth970.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:46 PM1131 km703 miles611 nmNortheast NE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:46 AM3036 km1887 miles1639 nmWest W
Windhoek *Mon 2:46 PM3140 km1951 miles1695 nmEast E
MonroviaMon 12:46 PM3253 km2021 miles1757 nmNorth N
LuandaMon 1:46 PM3255 km2022 miles1757 nmEast-northeast ENE
AbidjanMon 12:46 PM3296 km2048 miles1780 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownMon 2:46 PM3339 km2075 miles1803 nmEast-southeast ESE
São Paulo *Mon 10:46 AM3381 km2101 miles1825 nmWest W
São ToméMon 12:46 PM3386 km2104 miles1828 nmNortheast NE
YamoussoukroMon 12:46 PM3416 km2122 miles1844 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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