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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 08:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 11' South, Longitude: 45° 18' 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"953.62 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth953.62 mi
24 hours0° 07' 10.1"7.60 mieast0° 03' 33.1"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° 34' 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"928.14 miwest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 minorth928.19 mi
24 hours15° 11' 54.8"982.28 mieast1° 05' 27.0"75.05 minorth988.64 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 AM169 km105 miles91 nmWest W
FianarantsoaThu 11:52 AM265 km165 miles143 nmNortheast NE
AntsirabeThu 11:52 AM408 km254 miles220 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AntananarivoThu 11:52 AM525 km326 miles283 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ToamasinaThu 11:52 AM701 km436 miles379 nmNortheast NE
Saint-DenisThu 12:52 PM1078 km670 miles582 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniThu 11:52 AM1290 km801 miles696 nmNorth N
Port LouisThu 12:52 PM1305 km811 miles704 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaputoThu 10:52 AM1325 km823 miles715 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneThu 10:52 AM1474 km916 miles796 nmWest-southwest WSW
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