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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 06:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 17' South
Longitude: 83° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.13 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"952.87 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth952.86 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.3"7.72 mieast0° 02' 40.5"3.07 misouth8.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 06:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 39' South
Longitude: 111° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.60 meters/second, 1528.5 km/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.83 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 20.9"949.64 miwest0° 07' 23.8"8.48 minorth950.00 mi
24 hours13° 49' 18.2"911.16 mieast3° 25' 33.6"235.59 minorth948.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:20 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSat 12:20 PM2128 km1322 miles1149 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisSat 10:20 AM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:20 AM2906 km1806 miles1569 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:20 AM3119 km1938 miles1684 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JakartaSat 1:20 PM3134 km1947 miles1692 nmNortheast NE
MaleSat 11:20 AM3227 km2005 miles1743 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PerthSat 2:20 PM3318 km2061 miles1791 nmEast-southeast ESE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:50 AM3361 km2088 miles1815 nmNorth N
SingaporeSat 2:20 PM3497 km2173 miles1888 nmNortheast NE
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