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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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 9° 34' 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"951.81 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth951.81 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 46' North
Longitude: 103° 28' 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"981.50 miwest0° 08' 37.6"9.88 minorth981.27 mi
24 hours10° 56' 28.1"738.21 mieast3° 09' 20.8"216.98 minorth764.66 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 PM924 km574 miles499 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Sat 2:36 PM2732 km1698 miles1475 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:36 PM2917 km1813 miles1575 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cape TownSat 2:36 PM2960 km1839 miles1598 nmEast-southeast ESE
São ToméSat 12:36 PM3166 km1967 miles1710 nmNortheast NE
AbidjanSat 12:36 PM3237 km2012 miles1748 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonroviaSat 12:36 PM3294 km2047 miles1778 nmNorth N
LibrevilleSat 1:36 PM3344 km2078 miles1806 nmNortheast NE
AccraSat 12:36 PM3363 km2090 miles1816 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YamoussoukroSat 12:36 PM3379 km2100 miles1824 nmNorth N
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