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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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 07:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 61° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.66 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.75 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 misouth951.75 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.9"7.88 mieast0° 00' 18.0"0.34 misouth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 07:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 59' North, Longitude: 151° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.80 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 minorth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.2"1003.86 miwest0° 11' 03.0"12.65 minorth1003.82 mi
24 hours10° 47' 23.4"744.54 mieast4° 15' 24.7"292.51 minorth797.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port LouisThu 11:52 AM545 km338 miles294 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisThu 11:52 AM679 km422 miles367 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoThu 10:52 AM1528 km950 miles825 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaThu 1:52 PM2133 km1326 miles1152 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 11:52 AM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandThu 12:52 PM2214 km1376 miles1195 nmSoutheast SE
MoroniThu 10:52 AM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaputoThu 9:52 AM2927 km1819 miles1581 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port-aux-FrancaisThu 12:52 PM2977 km1850 miles1608 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Dar es SalaamThu 10:52 AM2999 km1863 miles1619 nmNorthwest NW
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