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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 = Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:34:00 PM.

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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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 9° 02' West

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"951.74 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth951.74 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.0"7.89 miEast0° 00' 12.3"0.24 miSouth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 51' North, Longitude: 82° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.33 meters/second, 1614.0 km/hour, 1002.9 miles/hour or 871.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.71 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miNorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 32' 57.4"1002.79 miWest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 miNorth1002.73 mi
24 hours10° 46' 25.4"742.57 miEast4° 11' 00.8"287.49 miNorth793.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 12:34 PM901 km560 miles487 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:34 PM2676 km1663 miles1445 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:34 PM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:34 PM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:34 PM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:34 PM3227 km2005 miles1743 nmNorth N
MonroviaThu 12:34 PM3297 km2048 miles1780 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:34 PM3309 km2056 miles1787 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:34 PM3346 km2079 miles1807 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaThu 1:34 PM3364 km2090 miles1816 nmNortheast NE

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