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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 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 03' South, Longitude: 10° 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"954.55 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth954.54 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.2"7.45 mieast0° 04' 24.1"5.05 misouth9.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 55' South, Longitude: 38° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.92 meters/second, 1515.3 km/hour, 941.6 miles/hour or 818.2 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' 02.4"941.31 miwest0° 05' 54.1"6.77 misouth941.05 mi
24 hours15° 03' 51.8"985.81 mieast1° 41' 54.3"116.84 misouth987.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 12:36 PM959 km596 miles518 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Tue 2:36 PM2872 km1784 miles1551 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:36 PM3017 km1875 miles1629 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownTue 2:36 PM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméTue 12:36 PM3216 km1999 miles1737 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:36 PM3227 km2005 miles1742 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaTue 12:36 PM3249 km2019 miles1754 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:36 AM3302 km2052 miles1783 nmWest W
YamoussoukroTue 12:36 PM3361 km2088 miles1815 nmNorth N
AccraTue 12:36 PM3371 km2095 miles1820 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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