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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° 24' 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"951.80 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth951.80 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: 169° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.34 meters/second, 1585.2 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"984.91 miwest0° 08' 58.6"10.29 minorth984.69 mi
24 hours10° 53' 37.9"737.49 mieast3° 18' 37.3"227.59 minorth767.14 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 AM1615 km1004 miles872 nmSouth S
Diego GarciaSat 12:36 PM1975 km1227 miles1067 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port LouisSat 10:36 AM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmWest W
Saint-DenisSat 10:36 AM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmWest W
Port-aux-FrancaisSat 11:36 AM3011 km1871 miles1626 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaleSat 11:36 AM3144 km1954 miles1698 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteSat 12:06 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmNorth N
VictoriaSat 10:36 AM3393 km2108 miles1832 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaSat 1:36 PM3415 km2122 miles1844 nmEast-northeast ENE
AntananarivoSat 9:36 AM3444 km2140 miles1859 nmWest W
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