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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° 18' 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"954.03 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth954.02 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: 21° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.86 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"15.51 miwest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 misouth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 21' 45.8"930.00 miwest0° 02' 22.4"2.72 misouth929.89 mi
24 hours15° 21' 10.7"994.08 mieast0° 12' 37.0"14.47 misouth993.49 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 PM841 km523 miles454 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Wed 2:26 PM2604 km1618 miles1406 nmEast E
LuandaWed 1:26 PM2788 km1732 miles1505 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownWed 2:26 PM2864 km1780 miles1547 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméWed 12:26 PM3063 km1903 miles1654 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanWed 12:26 PM3181 km1976 miles1717 nmNorth N
LibrevilleWed 1:26 PM3234 km2010 miles1746 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaWed 12:26 PM3268 km2031 miles1765 nmNorth N
KinshasaWed 1:26 PM3282 km2039 miles1772 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleWed 1:26 PM3284 km2041 miles1773 nmNortheast NE
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