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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 Monday, December 17, 2012 at 07:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 22' South
Longitude: 72° 17' 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"952.27 miwest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 misouth952.27 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 56' South
Longitude: 127° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.19 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' 58.3"986.87 miwest0° 11' 04.4"12.68 minorth987.23 mi
24 hours12° 02' 36.9"820.68 mieast4° 33' 38.8"313.44 minorth883.01 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 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmWest W
Amsterdam IslandMon 12:06 PM1677 km1042 miles906 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Saint-DenisMon 11:06 AM1757 km1092 miles949 nmWest W
Diego GarciaMon 1:06 PM1774 km1103 miles958 nmNorth N
AntananarivoMon 10:06 AM2616 km1625 miles1412 nmWest W
VictoriaMon 11:06 AM2752 km1710 miles1486 nmNorthwest NW
Port-aux-FrancaisMon 12:06 PM2889 km1795 miles1560 nmSouth S
MaleMon 12:06 PM3050 km1895 miles1647 nmNorth N
MoroniMon 10:06 AM3328 km2068 miles1797 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteMon 12:36 PM3448 km2143 miles1862 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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