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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 Monday, December 29, 2008 at 09:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 12' South
Longitude: 35° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.42 meters/second, 1535.1 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.51 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth953.52 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.4"7.70 mieast0° 03' 56.4"4.52 minorth8.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 09:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 26' South
Longitude: 57° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.41 meters/second, 1506.3 km/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.60 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.7"935.67 miwest0° 08' 43.2"10.00 minorth936.19 mi
24 hours11° 02' 48.6"711.48 mieast3° 53' 57.9"268.24 minorth768.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraMon 11:40 AM375 km233 miles202 nmNorth N
MaputoMon 11:40 AM411 km255 miles222 nmSouthwest SW
NelspruitMon 11:40 AM504 km313 miles272 nmWest-southwest WSW
Big BendMon 11:40 AM522 km325 miles282 nmSouthwest SW
ManziniMon 11:40 AM538 km334 miles290 nmSouthwest SW
MutareMon 11:40 AM540 km336 miles292 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MbabaneMon 11:40 AM543 km338 miles293 nmSouthwest SW
HarareMon 11:40 AM740 km460 miles399 nmNorthwest NW
PretoriaMon 11:40 AM772 km480 miles417 nmWest-southwest WSW
JohannesburgMon 11:40 AM804 km499 miles434 nmWest-southwest WSW
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