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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 = Monday, December 17, 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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 22' South, Longitude: 72° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.87 meters/second, 1533.1 km/hour, 952.6 miles/hour or 827.8 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' 41.6"952.20 miWest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 miSouth952.20 mi
24 hours0° 07' 22.8"7.82 miEast0° 01' 43.5"1.98 miSouth8.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 17, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 56' South, Longitude: 127° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.18 meters/second, 1588.3 km/hour, 986.9 miles/hour or 857.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.45 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 58.2"986.79 miWest0° 11' 04.3"12.68 miNorth987.15 mi
24 hours12° 02' 39.0"820.65 miEast4° 33' 38.2"313.41 miNorth882.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisMon 11:06 AM1597 km992 miles862 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:06 PM1670 km1037 miles902 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Diego GarciaMon 1:06 PM1774 km1103 miles958 nmNorth N
Saint-DenisMon 11:06 AM1786 km1109 miles964 nmWest W
AntananarivoMon 10:06 AM2644 km1643 miles1428 nmWest W
VictoriaMon 11:06 AM2771 km1722 miles1496 nmNorthwest NW
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 12:06 PM2891 km1796 miles1561 nmSouth S
MaleMon 12:06 PM3049 km1894 miles1646 nmNorth N
MoroniMon 10:06 AM3360 km2088 miles1814 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:36 PM3441 km2138 miles1858 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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