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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

UTC time = Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 8:52:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 08:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 47° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.08 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.70 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miNorth952.70 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.8"7.75 miEast0° 03' 00.2"3.45 miNorth8.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 08:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 145° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.58 meters/second, 1510.5 km/hour, 938.6 miles/hour or 815.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.26 miWest0° 01' 10.2"1.34 miSouth938.32 mi
24 hours11° 42' 58.8"757.65 miEast0° 54' 49.1"62.85 miSouth762.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FianarantsoaThu 11:52 AM206 km128 miles111 nmNorth N
ToliaraThu 11:52 AM372 km231 miles201 nmWest W
AntsirabeThu 11:52 AM381 km237 miles206 nmNorth N
AntananarivoThu 11:52 AM487 km302 miles263 nmNorth N
ToamasinaThu 11:52 AM610 km379 miles330 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisThu 12:52 PM882 km548 miles476 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port LouisThu 12:52 PM1110 km689 miles599 nmEast-northeast ENE
MoroniThu 11:52 AM1354 km842 miles731 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoThu 10:52 AM1520 km945 miles821 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneThu 10:52 AM1667 km1036 miles900 nmWest-southwest WSW

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