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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 09:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 26° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.62 meters/second, 1582.6 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.3"983.17 miwest0° 00' 37.8"0.72 misouth983.14 mi
24 hours0° 02' 45.3"3.01 mieast0° 14' 56.8"17.14 misouth17.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 09:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' South, Longitude: 49° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.23 meters/second, 1494.8 km/hour, 928.8 miles/hour or 807.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.48 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 54.0"928.61 miwest0° 00' 53.6"1.02 misouth928.56 mi
24 hours15° 06' 29.6"976.62 mieast0° 22' 03.5"25.29 minorth978.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BulawayoThu 11:56 AM245 km152 miles132 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownThu 11:56 AM289 km179 miles156 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GweruThu 11:56 AM321 km199 miles173 nmEast-southeast ESE
LusakaThu 11:56 AM385 km239 miles208 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaunThu 11:56 AM395 km245 miles213 nmWest-southwest WSW
SeroweThu 11:56 AM416 km259 miles225 nmSouth S
MasvingoThu 11:56 AM444 km276 miles240 nmEast-southeast ESE
HarareThu 11:56 AM448 km279 miles242 nmEast E
KabweThu 11:56 AM492 km306 miles266 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MonguThu 11:56 AM546 km339 miles295 nmNorthwest NW
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