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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 = Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:52:00 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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 08:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 11' South, Longitude: 45° 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"953.56 miWest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 miSouth953.55 mi
24 hours0° 07' 10.1"7.60 miEast0° 03' 33.2"4.08 miSouth8.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 08:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 54' South, Longitude: 45° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.02 meters/second, 1494.1 km/hour, 928.4 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"0.02 miNorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 37.0"928.08 miWest0° 00' 54.9"1.05 miNorth928.12 mi
24 hours15° 11' 55.8"982.23 miEast1° 05' 23.0"74.96 miNorth988.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ToliaraThu 11:52 AM197 km123 miles107 nmWest W
FianarantsoaThu 11:52 AM246 km153 miles133 nmNortheast NE
AntsirabeThu 11:52 AM396 km246 miles214 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoThu 11:52 AM514 km319 miles277 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ToamasinaThu 11:52 AM684 km425 miles369 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisThu 12:52 PM1050 km652 miles567 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisThu 12:52 PM1277 km793 miles689 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniThu 11:52 AM1295 km805 miles699 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoThu 10:52 AM1354 km841 miles731 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneThu 10:52 AM1501 km933 miles810 nmWest-southwest WSW

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