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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 08:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 11' South, Longitude: 50° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.47 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"953.57 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth953.56 mi
24 hours0° 07' 10.0"7.60 mieast0° 03' 33.5"4.08 misouth8.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 08:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' South, Longitude: 50° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.01 meters/second, 1494.0 km/hour, 928.3 miles/hour or 806.7 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' 00.8"0.01 minorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 36.6"928.04 miwest0° 00' 51.7"0.99 minorth928.09 mi
24 hours15° 12' 15.4"982.56 mieast1° 04' 08.8"73.54 minorth988.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaThu 11:32 AM408 km253 miles220 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntsirabeThu 11:32 AM520 km323 miles281 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisThu 12:32 PM563 km350 miles304 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntananarivoThu 11:32 AM569 km354 miles307 nmNorthwest NW
ToamasinaThu 11:32 AM570 km354 miles308 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisThu 12:32 PM789 km490 miles426 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniThu 11:32 AM1490 km926 miles804 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoThu 10:32 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneThu 10:32 AM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmWest-southwest WSW
LilongweThu 10:32 AM2043 km1269 miles1103 nmWest-northwest WNW
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