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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° 09' 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"951.81 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.03 misouth951.81 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.9"7.89 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: 150° 46' 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' 52.3"1003.92 miwest0° 11' 02.9"12.65 minorth1003.89 mi
24 hours10° 47' 23.1"744.59 mieast4° 15' 23.7"292.51 minorth797.56 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 AM523 km325 miles283 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisThu 11:52 AM653 km406 miles352 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoThu 10:52 AM1501 km933 miles811 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaThu 1:52 PM2150 km1336 miles1161 nmNortheast NE
VictoriaThu 11:52 AM2170 km1348 miles1171 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Amsterdam IslandThu 12:52 PM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmSoutheast SE
MoroniThu 10:52 AM2294 km1426 miles1239 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaputoThu 9:52 AM2899 km1802 miles1566 nmWest-southwest WSW
Dar es SalaamThu 10:52 AM2975 km1849 miles1607 nmNorthwest NW
Port-aux-FrancaisThu 12:52 PM2984 km1854 miles1611 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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