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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 06:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 82° 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"952.86 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth952.86 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.3"7.72 mieast0° 02' 40.4"3.07 misouth8.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 06:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 39' South, Longitude: 110° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.62 meters/second, 1528.6 km/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.4 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' 21.2"949.69 miwest0° 07' 24.3"8.49 minorth950.05 mi
24 hours13° 49' 08.9"911.03 mieast3° 25' 42.8"235.76 minorth948.87 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 11:24 AM1677 km1042 miles906 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSat 12:24 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSat 10:24 AM2610 km1622 miles1409 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:24 AM2804 km1742 miles1514 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:24 AM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSat 11:24 AM3192 km1983 miles1724 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaSat 1:24 PM3220 km2001 miles1739 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:54 AM3350 km2081 miles1809 nmNorth N
PerthSat 2:24 PM3411 km2120 miles1842 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeSat 2:24 PM3567 km2216 miles1926 nmNortheast NE
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