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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 23' South
Longitude: 28° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.27 meters/second, 1585.0 km/hour, 984.9 miles/hour or 855.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.42 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"984.65 miwest0° 00' 38.5"0.74 misouth984.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 32.4"2.78 mieast0° 15' 16.7"17.52 misouth17.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 42' South
Longitude: 36° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.51 meters/second, 1506.7 km/hour, 936.2 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' 22.3"15.60 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 22' 14.2"935.94 miwest0° 04' 40.5"5.36 misouth935.73 mi
24 hours15° 12' 37.9"990.61 mieast1° 09' 27.1"79.63 misouth990.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GweruWed 11:48 AM157 km97 miles85 nmSoutheast SE
BulawayoWed 11:48 AM199 km124 miles107 nmSouth S
HarareWed 11:48 AM240 km149 miles130 nmEast-northeast ENE
MasvingoWed 11:48 AM281 km174 miles152 nmSoutheast SE
LusakaWed 11:48 AM333 km207 miles180 nmNorth N
FrancistownWed 11:48 AM340 km211 miles184 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutareWed 11:48 AM407 km253 miles220 nmEast E
KabweWed 11:48 AM437 km272 miles236 nmNorth N
NdolaWed 11:48 AM598 km372 miles323 nmNorth N
PolokwaneWed 11:48 AM614 km382 miles332 nmSouth S
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