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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 15' South
Longitude: 7° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.25 meters/second, 1534.5 km/hour, 953.5 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' 08.0"0.16 misouth953.13 mi
24 hours0° 07' 14.7"7.68 mieast0° 03' 01.2"3.47 misouth8.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 31' South
Longitude: 9° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.28 meters/second, 1509.4 km/hour, 937.9 miles/hour or 815.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.63 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 22' 52.2"937.72 miwest0° 05' 07.1"5.87 minorth937.99 mi
24 hours14° 28' 44.7"944.10 mieast2° 38' 22.0"181.54 minorth968.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:24 PM833 km518 miles450 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:24 PM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:24 PM2730 km1697 miles1474 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:24 PM2792 km1735 miles1508 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:24 PM3033 km1885 miles1638 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanFri 12:24 PM3184 km1978 miles1719 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:24 PM3198 km1987 miles1727 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaFri 1:24 PM3229 km2007 miles1744 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:24 PM3231 km2008 miles1745 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:24 PM3284 km2041 miles1773 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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