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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 = Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 6:24:00 AM.

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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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 49' 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"952.80 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miSouth952.79 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: 111° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.61 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' 21.1"949.61 miWest0° 07' 24.2"8.49 miNorth949.97 mi
24 hours13° 49' 11.5"911.00 miEast3° 25' 40.2"235.70 miNorth948.82 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 AM1685 km1047 miles910 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaSat 12:24 PM2090 km1299 miles1129 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSat 10:24 AM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:24 AM2832 km1760 miles1529 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:24 AM3096 km1924 miles1672 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JakartaSat 1:24 PM3196 km1986 miles1726 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleSat 11:24 AM3202 km1989 miles1729 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 11:54 AM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmNorth N
PerthSat 2:24 PM3385 km2103 miles1828 nmEast-southeast ESE
SingaporeSat 2:24 PM3547 km2204 miles1915 nmNortheast NE

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