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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

UTC time = Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:26:00 PM.

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

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

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 08' 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' 24.4"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: 35° 48' 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"15.69 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.11 miSouth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 23' 03.1"941.36 miWest0° 05' 55.6"6.79 miSouth941.10 mi
24 hours15° 03' 37.4"985.58 miEast1° 42' 33.6"117.58 miSouth987.42 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 PM828 km515 miles447 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Tue 2:26 PM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:26 PM2769 km1721 miles1495 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownTue 2:26 PM2854 km1774 miles1541 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméTue 12:26 PM3047 km1893 miles1645 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:26 PM3170 km1970 miles1712 nmNorth N
LibrevilleTue 1:26 PM3218 km1999 miles1737 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaTue 12:26 PM3262 km2027 miles1761 nmNorth N
KinshasaTue 1:26 PM3264 km2028 miles1762 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleTue 1:26 PM3266 km2029 miles1763 nmNortheast NE

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