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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 = Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8:42:00 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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 08:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 14' South, Longitude: 48° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.28 meters/second, 1534.6 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.9"953.14 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth953.13 mi
24 hours0° 07' 14.2"7.67 miEast0° 03' 05.6"3.55 miSouth8.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 08:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' South, Longitude: 63° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.39 meters/second, 1506.2 km/hour, 935.9 miles/hour or 813.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.5"15.60 miWest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 miNorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 22' 36.9"935.65 miWest0° 04' 35.5"5.26 miNorth935.89 mi
24 hours14° 36' 07.4"950.29 miEast2° 27' 07.5"168.65 miNorth972.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaFri 11:42 AM229 km142 miles124 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirabeFri 11:42 AM393 km244 miles212 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToliaraFri 11:42 AM464 km289 miles251 nmWest W
AntananarivoFri 11:42 AM484 km301 miles262 nmNorth N
ToamasinaFri 11:42 AM577 km358 miles311 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisFri 12:42 PM792 km492 miles428 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisFri 12:42 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniFri 11:42 AM1381 km858 miles746 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoFri 10:42 AM1611 km1001 miles870 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneFri 10:42 AM1757 km1092 miles949 nmWest-southwest WSW

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