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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 12:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 07' South, Longitude: 8° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.65 meters/second, 1535.9 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.3 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"953.96 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth953.95 mi
24 hours0° 07' 06.3"7.54 mieast0° 03' 56.8"4.53 misouth8.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' South, Longitude: 20° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.87 meters/second, 1497.1 km/hour, 930.3 miles/hour or 808.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.50 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 45.8"929.94 miwest0° 02' 22.7"2.73 misouth929.83 mi
24 hours15° 21' 10.6"994.01 mieast0° 12' 41.4"14.55 misouth993.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownWed 12:26 PM833 km517 miles450 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Wed 2:26 PM2575 km1600 miles1391 nmEast E
LuandaWed 1:26 PM2763 km1717 miles1492 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownWed 2:26 PM2840 km1765 miles1533 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméWed 12:26 PM3047 km1894 miles1645 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanWed 12:26 PM3176 km1974 miles1715 nmNorth N
LibrevilleWed 1:26 PM3217 km1999 miles1737 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaWed 1:26 PM3259 km2025 miles1760 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:26 PM3261 km2026 miles1761 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 12:26 PM3271 km2032 miles1766 nmNorth N
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