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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 12:24:00 PM.

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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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 7° 17' 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"953.08 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.16 miSouth953.07 mi
24 hours0° 07' 14.7"7.68 miEast0° 03' 01.3"3.47 miSouth8.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 31' South, Longitude: 10° 14' 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' 05.0"0.10 miNorth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 22' 52.2"937.64 miWest0° 05' 06.9"5.87 miNorth937.91 mi
24 hours14° 28' 46.9"944.07 miEast2° 38' 18.6"181.47 miNorth968.55 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 PM827 km514 miles447 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:24 PM2497 km1552 miles1348 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:24 PM2706 km1682 miles1461 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:24 PM2768 km1720 miles1495 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:24 PM3018 km1875 miles1630 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanFri 12:24 PM3180 km1976 miles1717 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:24 PM3181 km1977 miles1718 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaFri 1:24 PM3206 km1992 miles1731 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleFri 1:24 PM3209 km1994 miles1733 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:24 PM3277 km2036 miles1769 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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