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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7:52:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 is currently 425.66 meters/second, 1532.4 kilometres/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 is currently 448.80 meters/second, 1615.7 kilometres/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Thu 11:52 AM463 km288 miles250 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port LouisThu 11:52 AM545 km338 miles294 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-PierreThu 11:52 AM656 km408 miles354 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-DenisThu 11:52 AM679 km422 miles367 nmWest-northwest WNW
Saint-PaulThu 11:52 AM690 km429 miles372 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoThu 10:52 AM1528 km949 miles825 nmWest-northwest WNW
Diego GarciaThu 1:52 PM2136 km1327 miles1153 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

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