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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 12:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 9° 19' 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"951.80 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth951.80 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° 24' 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 minorth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 57.4"1002.86 miwest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 minorth1002.80 mi
24 hours10° 46' 25.3"742.62 mieast4° 10' 59.7"287.49 minorth793.57 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 PM913 km567 miles493 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 2:34 PM2707 km1682 miles1461 nmEast E
LuandaThu 1:34 PM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownThu 2:34 PM2938 km1825 miles1586 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméThu 12:34 PM3151 km1958 miles1702 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanThu 12:34 PM3232 km2009 miles1745 nmNorth N
MonroviaThu 12:34 PM3295 km2047 miles1779 nmNorth N
LibrevilleThu 1:34 PM3328 km2068 miles1797 nmNortheast NE
AccraThu 12:34 PM3355 km2085 miles1812 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroThu 12:34 PM3375 km2097 miles1823 nmNorth N
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