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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 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 03' South, Longitude: 8° 25' 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"954.55 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth954.54 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.2"7.45 mieast0° 04' 24.3"5.05 misouth9.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 54' South, Longitude: 36° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.97 meters/second, 1515.5 km/hour, 941.7 miles/hour or 818.3 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' 03.1"941.41 miwest0° 05' 55.4"6.79 misouth941.16 mi
24 hours15° 03' 38.8"985.67 mieast1° 42' 29.7"117.51 misouth987.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:26 PM838 km521 miles452 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Tue 2:26 PM2616 km1626 miles1413 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:26 PM2794 km1736 miles1508 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownTue 2:26 PM2879 km1789 miles1554 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméTue 12:26 PM3063 km1903 miles1654 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:26 PM3175 km1973 miles1714 nmNorth N
LibrevilleTue 1:26 PM3236 km2011 miles1747 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaTue 12:26 PM3259 km2025 miles1760 nmNorth N
AccraTue 12:26 PM3287 km2042 miles1775 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaTue 1:26 PM3287 km2042 miles1775 nmNortheast NE
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