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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 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 18' South
Longitude: 7° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.09 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.1 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"952.78 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth952.77 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.1"7.74 mieast0° 02' 33.4"2.93 misouth8.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 53' South
Longitude: 24° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.66 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.91 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.9"954.27 miwest0° 08' 03.6"9.24 minorth954.65 mi
24 hours13° 35' 10.9"899.42 mieast3° 38' 45.9"250.70 minorth941.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:24 PM836 km519 miles451 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sat 2:24 PM2515 km1563 miles1358 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:24 PM2723 km1692 miles1470 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSat 2:24 PM2779 km1727 miles1500 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:24 PM3031 km1884 miles1637 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AbidjanSat 12:24 PM3187 km1981 miles1721 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSat 1:24 PM3195 km1986 miles1725 nmNortheast NE
KinshasaSat 1:24 PM3223 km2002 miles1740 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:24 PM3225 km2004 miles1741 nmNortheast NE
AccraSat 12:24 PM3286 km2042 miles1774 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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