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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 = Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 7:06:00 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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 72° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.98 meters/second, 1533.5 km/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.47 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth952.46 mi
24 hours0° 07' 20.5"7.78 miEast0° 02' 11.6"2.52 miSouth8.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 07' South, Longitude: 114° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.30 meters/second, 1559.9 km/hour, 969.3 miles/hour or 842.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.15 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miNorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 26' 44.2"969.10 miWest0° 09' 43.7"11.15 miNorth969.51 mi
24 hours12° 52' 03.4"863.27 miEast4° 10' 38.4"287.14 miNorth916.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Sun 11:06 AM1018 km632 miles549 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port LouisSun 11:06 AM1584 km984 miles855 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandSun 12:06 PM1677 km1042 miles905 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisSun 11:06 AM1773 km1101 miles957 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSun 1:06 PM1774 km1102 miles958 nmNorth N
AntananarivoSun 10:06 AM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmWest W
VictoriaSun 11:06 AM2760 km1715 miles1490 nmNorthwest NW
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 12:06 PM2894 km1798 miles1563 nmSouth S
MaleSun 12:06 PM3045 km1892 miles1644 nmNorth N
MoroniSun 10:06 AM3346 km2079 miles1807 nmWest-northwest WNW

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