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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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 08:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 14' South
Longitude: 47° 56' 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"953.20 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth953.19 mi
24 hours0° 07' 14.2"7.67 mieast0° 03' 05.5"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 49' South
Longitude: 63° 10' 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' 37.0"935.72 miwest0° 04' 35.7"5.27 minorth935.96 mi
24 hours14° 36' 05.2"950.33 mieast2° 27' 10.9"168.73 minorth972.09 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 AM216 km134 miles116 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntsirabeFri 11:42 AM385 km239 miles208 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ToliaraFri 11:42 AM436 km271 miles235 nmWest W
AntananarivoFri 11:42 AM480 km299 miles259 nmNorth N
ToamasinaFri 11:42 AM584 km363 miles315 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisFri 12:42 PM819 km509 miles442 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisFri 12:42 PM1047 km651 miles565 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniFri 11:42 AM1371 km852 miles740 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoFri 10:42 AM1582 km983 miles854 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneFri 10:42 AM1731 km1075 miles934 nmWest-southwest WSW
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