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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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 72° 10' 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"952.53 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth952.53 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° 06' South, Longitude: 114° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.31 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 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 26' 44.3"969.19 miwest0° 09' 43.7"11.15 minorth969.59 mi
24 hours12° 52' 00.8"863.29 mieast4° 10' 40.0"287.19 minorth916.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisSun 11:06 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandSun 12:06 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisSun 11:06 AM1744 km1084 miles942 nmWest W
Diego GarciaSun 1:06 PM1771 km1100 miles956 nmNorth N
AntananarivoSun 10:06 AM2603 km1617 miles1405 nmWest W
VictoriaSun 11:06 AM2740 km1703 miles1480 nmNorthwest NW
Port-aux-FrancaisSun 12:06 PM2892 km1797 miles1562 nmSouth S
MaleSun 12:06 PM3046 km1893 miles1645 nmNorth N
MoroniSun 10:06 AM3315 km2060 miles1790 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSun 12:36 PM3448 km2142 miles1862 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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