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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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 80° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 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 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.73 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth951.73 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.0"7.89 mieast0° 00' 37.0"0.71 minorth7.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 53' North, Longitude: 168° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.35 meters/second, 1585.3 km/hour, 985.0 miles/hour or 856.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.42 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 32' 57.6"984.85 miwest0° 08' 58.8"10.29 minorth984.64 mi
24 hours10° 53' 37.5"737.44 mieast3° 18' 39.0"227.61 minorth767.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandSat 11:36 AM1620 km1006 miles875 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaSat 12:36 PM1988 km1236 miles1074 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSat 10:36 AM2421 km1505 miles1307 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:36 AM2614 km1624 miles1411 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:36 AM3018 km1876 miles1630 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSat 11:36 AM3152 km1958 miles1702 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:06 PM3355 km2085 miles1812 nmNorth N
JakartaSat 1:36 PM3391 km2107 miles1831 nmEast-northeast ENE
VictoriaSat 10:36 AM3416 km2123 miles1845 nmNorthwest NW
AntananarivoSat 9:36 AM3472 km2157 miles1875 nmWest W
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