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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 = Monday, December 29, 2008 at 9:52:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 12' South, Longitude: 32° 33' 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"953.45 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth953.46 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.4"7.70 miEast0° 03' 56.7"4.52 miNorth8.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 29, 2008 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 25' South, Longitude: 54° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.49 meters/second, 1506.6 km/hour, 936.1 miles/hour or 813.5 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' 48.3"935.78 miWest0° 08' 44.1"10.02 miNorth936.30 mi
24 hours11° 02' 35.4"711.33 miEast3° 54' 20.6"268.65 miNorth768.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NelspruitMon 11:52 AM298 km185 miles161 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaputoMon 11:52 AM307 km191 miles166 nmSouth S
PolokwaneMon 11:52 AM325 km202 miles176 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneMon 11:52 AM375 km233 miles202 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniMon 11:52 AM385 km239 miles208 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoMon 11:52 AM389 km242 miles210 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Big BendMon 11:52 AM404 km251 miles218 nmSouth S
BeiraMon 11:52 AM441 km274 miles238 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutareMon 11:52 AM467 km290 miles252 nmNorth N
GweruMon 11:52 AM502 km312 miles271 nmNorthwest NW

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