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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 9° 42' 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"951.78 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.2"7.89 mieast0° 00' 15.9"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 02' North
Longitude: 92° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.45 meters/second, 1600.0 km/hour, 994.2 miles/hour or 863.9 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"994.15 miwest0° 09' 55.2"11.36 minorth993.98 mi
24 hours10° 47' 27.3"737.24 mieast3° 43' 49.0"256.41 minorth776.46 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 PM930 km578 miles502 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Fri 2:36 PM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmEast E
LuandaFri 1:36 PM2929 km1820 miles1581 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownFri 2:36 PM2971 km1846 miles1604 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméFri 12:36 PM3174 km1972 miles1714 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanFri 12:36 PM3240 km2013 miles1750 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaFri 12:36 PM3294 km2047 miles1778 nmNorth N
LibrevilleFri 1:36 PM3353 km2083 miles1810 nmNortheast NE
AccraFri 12:36 PM3368 km2093 miles1819 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroFri 12:36 PM3381 km2101 miles1826 nmNorth N
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