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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 96° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.14 meters/second, 1534.1 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 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' 41.7"952.88 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth952.87 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.2"7.72 mieast0° 02' 41.4"3.09 misouth8.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 46' South, Longitude: 123° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.32 meters/second, 1527.6 km/hour, 949.2 miles/hour or 824.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.82 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 24' 16.3"949.02 miwest0° 07' 18.1"8.37 minorth949.38 mi
24 hours13° 51' 13.8"912.76 mieast3° 23' 38.2"233.39 minorth949.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthSat 1:30 PM2175 km1352 miles1175 nmEast-southeast ESE
BandungSat 12:30 PM2194 km1363 miles1185 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSat 12:30 PM2221 km1380 miles1199 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Amsterdam IslandSat 10:30 AM2384 km1482 miles1287 nmSouthwest SW
SurabayaSat 12:30 PM2518 km1564 miles1359 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSat 1:30 PM2610 km1622 miles1409 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSat 1:30 PM2847 km1769 miles1537 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakSat 12:30 PM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:30 PM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Diego GarciaSat 11:30 AM3080 km1914 miles1663 nmWest-northwest WNW
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