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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 03' South
Longitude: 5° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.88 meters/second, 1536.8 km/hour, 954.9 miles/hour or 829.8 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' 42.5"954.56 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth954.55 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.2"7.45 mieast0° 04' 24.4"5.06 misouth9.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 53' South
Longitude: 33° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.01 meters/second, 1515.6 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.70 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 misouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.8"941.52 miwest0° 05' 56.8"6.82 misouth941.26 mi
24 hours15° 03' 25.7"985.53 mieast1° 43' 04.9"118.19 misouth987.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:16 PM789 km490 miles426 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Tue 2:16 PM2361 km1467 miles1275 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:16 PM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownTue 2:16 PM2660 km1653 miles1437 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméTue 12:16 PM2927 km1819 miles1581 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleTue 1:16 PM3081 km1915 miles1664 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaTue 1:16 PM3083 km1916 miles1665 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleTue 1:16 PM3085 km1917 miles1666 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:16 PM3145 km1954 miles1698 nmNorth N
AccraTue 12:16 PM3224 km2003 miles1741 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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