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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

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

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

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 15' West

The ground speed is currently 427.14 meters/second, 1537.7 kilometres/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 55.8"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: 54° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 428.78 meters/second, 1543.6 kilometres/hour, 959.2 miles/hour or 833.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 04.7"958.86 miWest0° 08' 41.9"9.97 miSouth958.56 mi
24 hours14° 22' 37.3"956.14 miEast2° 58' 07.3"204.16 miSouth970.32 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 12:46 PM1110 km690 miles599 nm NE
Rio de Janeiro *Mon 10:46 AM3065 km1904 miles1655 nm W
Windhoek *Mon 2:46 PM3109 km1932 miles1679 nm E
LuandaMon 1:46 PM3229 km2006 miles1743 nm ENE
MonroviaMon 12:46 PM3251 km2020 miles1755 nm N
AbidjanMon 12:46 PM3287 km2042 miles1775 nm NNE
Cape TownMon 2:46 PM3314 km2059 miles1790 nm ESE
São ToméMon 12:46 PM3366 km2092 miles1818 nm NE
YamoussoukroMon 12:46 PM3408 km2117 miles1840 nm NNE
São Paulo *Mon 10:46 AM3409 km2118 miles1841 nm W