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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, November 12, 2012 at 11:26:00 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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 52' South, Longitude: 4° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.55 meters/second, 1589.6 km/hour, 987.7 miles/hour or 858.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.46 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.8"987.46 miWest0° 00' 40.0"0.77 miSouth987.43 mi
24 hours0° 02' 08.1"2.34 miEast0° 15' 53.8"18.22 miSouth18.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 42' South, Longitude: 16° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.49 meters/second, 1560.5 km/hour, 969.7 miles/hour or 842.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"16.16 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miSouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.0"969.41 miWest0° 10' 13.9"11.72 miSouth969.13 mi
24 hours14° 11' 57.0"954.28 miEast3° 38' 56.5"250.90 miSouth978.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubangoMon 12:26 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmEast-northeast ENE
JamestownMon 11:26 AM1115 km693 miles602 nmWest W
LuandaMon 12:26 PM1371 km852 miles740 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 1:26 PM1408 km875 miles760 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaMon 12:26 PM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleMon 12:26 PM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmNortheast NE
São ToméMon 11:26 AM2028 km1260 miles1095 nmNorth N
LibrevilleMon 12:26 PM2090 km1299 miles1128 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownMon 1:26 PM2252 km1399 miles1216 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneMon 1:26 PM2337 km1452 miles1262 nmEast-southeast ESE

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