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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 03' South, Longitude: 5° 38' 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"954.49 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth954.48 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.2"7.45 mieast0° 04' 24.5"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 Latitude: 18° 53' South, Longitude: 33° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.02 meters/second, 1515.7 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' 03.9"941.47 miwest0° 05' 56.9"6.82 misouth941.21 mi
24 hours15° 03' 24.1"985.44 mieast1° 43' 09.0"118.25 misouth987.33 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 PM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:16 PM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownTue 2:16 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméTue 12:16 PM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaTue 1:16 PM3061 km1902 miles1653 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleTue 1:16 PM3063 km1903 miles1654 nmNortheast NE
LibrevilleTue 1:16 PM3065 km1905 miles1655 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:16 PM3143 km1953 miles1697 nmNorth N
GaboroneTue 2:16 PM3211 km1995 miles1734 nmEast E
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