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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° 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"954.48 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth954.47 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.2"7.45 mieast0° 04' 24.2"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° 12' 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' 02.5"941.25 miwest0° 05' 54.2"6.77 misouth941.00 mi
24 hours15° 03' 50.4"985.72 mieast1° 41' 58.1"116.90 misouth987.50 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 PM942 km585 miles509 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Tue 2:36 PM2843 km1767 miles1535 nmEast E
LuandaTue 1:36 PM2992 km1859 miles1616 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownTue 2:36 PM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméTue 12:36 PM3198 km1987 miles1727 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanTue 12:36 PM3220 km2001 miles1739 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaTue 12:36 PM3249 km2019 miles1754 nmNorth N
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 10:36 AM3330 km2069 miles1798 nmWest W
YamoussoukroTue 12:36 PM3355 km2085 miles1812 nmNorth N
AccraTue 12:36 PM3361 km2088 miles1815 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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