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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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 08:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 07' South, Longitude: 47° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.68 meters/second, 1536.1 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.91 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.04 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth954.03 mi
24 hours0° 07' 05.6"7.52 mieast0° 04' 01.1"4.61 misouth8.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 08:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' South, Longitude: 32° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.39 meters/second, 1499.0 km/hour, 931.4 miles/hour or 809.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.52 miwest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 misouth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 21' 53.4"931.12 miwest0° 02' 57.8"3.40 misouth930.98 mi
24 hours15° 20' 24.7"994.30 mieast0° 27' 05.8"31.07 misouth993.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaWed 11:42 AM205 km127 miles111 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirabeWed 11:42 AM372 km231 miles201 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToliaraWed 11:42 AM441 km274 miles238 nmWest W
AntananarivoWed 11:42 AM467 km290 miles252 nmNorth N
ToamasinaWed 11:42 AM569 km354 miles307 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisWed 12:42 PM811 km504 miles438 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisWed 12:42 PM1039 km645 miles561 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniWed 11:42 AM1359 km844 miles734 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoWed 10:42 AM1589 km988 miles858 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneWed 10:42 AM1738 km1080 miles939 nmWest-southwest WSW
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