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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 = Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:42:00 AM.

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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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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 AM468 km291 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 AM1591 km989 miles859 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneWed 10:42 AM1737 km1080 miles938 nmWest-southwest WSW

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