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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 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 9° 18' 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 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.74 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth951.74 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.9"7.88 mieast0° 00' 44.0"0.84 minorth7.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 46' North, Longitude: 103° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.83 meters/second, 1579.8 km/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.36 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 32' 52.2"981.45 miwest0° 08' 37.6"9.88 minorth981.22 mi
24 hours10° 56' 27.6"738.16 mieast3° 09' 22.6"216.99 minorth764.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:36 PM911 km566 miles492 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sat 2:36 PM2704 km1680 miles1460 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:36 PM2893 km1797 miles1562 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSat 2:36 PM2935 km1824 miles1585 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:36 PM3150 km1957 miles1701 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 12:36 PM3232 km2008 miles1745 nmNorth N
MonroviaSat 12:36 PM3295 km2047 miles1779 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSat 1:36 PM3326 km2066 miles1796 nmNortheast NE
AccraSat 12:36 PM3354 km2084 miles1811 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:36 PM3375 km2097 miles1822 nmNorth N
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