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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 = Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:36:00 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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 9° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 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 miNorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.71 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth951.71 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.2"7.89 miEast0° 00' 15.8"0.30 miNorth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 02' North, Longitude: 92° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.46 meters/second, 1600.0 km/hour, 994.2 miles/hour or 864.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.57 miWest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 miNorth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 33' 06.4"994.09 miWest0° 09' 55.2"11.36 miNorth993.92 mi
24 hours10° 47' 27.0"737.19 miEast3° 43' 50.5"256.42 miNorth776.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownFri 12:36 PM917 km570 miles495 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:36 PM2714 km1686 miles1466 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:36 PM2904 km1804 miles1568 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:36 PM2946 km1831 miles1591 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:36 PM3157 km1962 miles1705 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:36 PM3235 km2010 miles1747 nmNorth N
MonroviaFri 12:36 PM3295 km2047 miles1779 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:36 PM3334 km2072 miles1800 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:36 PM3359 km2087 miles1814 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:36 PM3377 km2098 miles1823 nmNorth N

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