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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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 09:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 19' South
Longitude: 33° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.20 meters/second, 1545.1 km/hour, 960.1 miles/hour or 834.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.6"959.75 miwest0° 00' 19.5"0.37 misouth959.73 mi
24 hours0° 06' 11.0"6.60 mieast0° 07' 35.3"8.70 misouth10.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 09:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 01' North
Longitude: 80° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.42 meters/second, 1589.1 km/hour, 987.4 miles/hour or 858.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.46 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.1"987.33 miwest0° 09' 33.1"10.94 misouth987.66 mi
24 hours11° 01' 04.2"748.18 mieast4° 03' 34.4"279.01 misouth802.73 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraTue 11:34 AM294 km183 miles159 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutareTue 11:34 AM388 km241 miles210 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaputoTue 11:34 AM424 km263 miles229 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NelspruitTue 11:34 AM453 km282 miles245 nmSouthwest SW
MbabaneTue 11:34 AM520 km323 miles281 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniTue 11:34 AM525 km326 miles284 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Big BendTue 11:34 AM532 km330 miles287 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HarareTue 11:34 AM574 km357 miles310 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BulawayoTue 11:34 AM593 km368 miles320 nmWest-northwest WNW
FrancistownTue 11:34 AM664 km412 miles358 nmWest W
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