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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 12:24:00 PM.

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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 12:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 7° 09' 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"952.71 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miSouth952.71 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 Latitude: 16° 53' South, Longitude: 24° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.65 meters/second, 1536.0 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.3 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' 54.8"954.19 miWest0° 08' 03.5"9.24 miNorth954.57 mi
24 hours13° 35' 13.5"899.40 miEast3° 38' 43.5"250.64 miNorth941.40 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 PM830 km516 miles448 nmNorth N
Windhoek *Sat 2:24 PM2484 km1544 miles1341 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:24 PM2699 km1677 miles1457 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSat 2:24 PM2754 km1712 miles1487 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:24 PM3016 km1874 miles1629 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LibrevilleSat 1:24 PM3178 km1975 miles1716 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 12:24 PM3184 km1979 miles1719 nmNorth N
KinshasaSat 1:24 PM3200 km1988 miles1728 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:24 PM3202 km1990 miles1729 nmNortheast NE
AccraSat 12:24 PM3279 km2037 miles1771 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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