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Day and Night World Map

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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 07:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 11' South
Longitude: 62° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.48 meters/second, 1535.3 km/hour, 954.0 miles/hour or 829.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.2"953.65 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth953.64 mi
24 hours0° 07' 10.0"7.60 mieast0° 03' 34.5"4.10 misouth8.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 07:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 54' South
Longitude: 62° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.98 meters/second, 1493.9 km/hour, 928.3 miles/hour or 806.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 35.8"928.03 miwest0° 00' 43.7"0.84 minorth928.07 mi
24 hours15° 13' 02.0"983.39 mieast1° 01' 06.8"70.07 minorth989.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisThu 11:42 AM642 km399 miles347 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-DenisThu 11:42 AM800 km497 miles432 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoThu 10:42 AM1656 km1029 miles894 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaThu 1:42 PM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Amsterdam IslandThu 12:42 PM2148 km1335 miles1160 nmSoutheast SE
VictoriaThu 11:42 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MoroniThu 10:42 AM2426 km1507 miles1310 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port-aux-FrancaisThu 12:42 PM2976 km1849 miles1607 nmSouth S
MaputoThu 9:42 AM3070 km1907 miles1658 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamThu 10:42 AM3100 km1927 miles1674 nmWest-northwest WNW
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