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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:02:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 06:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 32' South, Longitude: 87° 17' East

The ground speed is currently 428.48 meters/second, 1542.5 kilometres/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.9"958.08 miWest0° 00' 17.4"0.33 miSouth958.06 mi
24 hours0° 06' 26.4"6.86 miEast0° 06' 45.7"7.76 miSouth10.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 06:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 40' South, Longitude: 166° 42' East

The ground speed is currently 440.93 meters/second, 1587.4 kilometres/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.44 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 30' 27.6"986.20 miWest0° 08' 51.6"10.15 miNorth986.49 mi
24 hours11° 50' 36.1"805.11 miEast3° 48' 39.7"261.91 miNorth850.85 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Amsterdam IslandTue 11:02 am1930 km1199 miles1042 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Diego GarciaTue 12:02 pm2321 km1442 miles1253 nmNorthwest NW
JakartaTue 1:02 pm2773 km1723 miles1497 nmNortheast NE
PerthTue 2:02 pm3004 km1867 miles1622 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port LouisTue 10:02 am3096 km1924 miles1672 nmWest W
SingaporeTue 2:02 pm3190 km1982 miles1723 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurTue 2:02 pm3246 km2017 miles1753 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-DenisTue 10:02 am3293 km2046 miles1778 nmWest W
MaleTue 11:02 am3314 km2059 miles1789 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port-aux-FrancaisTue 11:02 am3332 km2070 miles1799 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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