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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 33' South
Longitude: 34° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.44 meters/second, 1542.4 km/hour, 958.4 miles/hour or 832.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.9"958.05 miwest0° 00' 17.3"0.33 misouth958.03 mi
24 hours0° 06' 27.3"6.88 mieast0° 06' 42.7"7.70 misouth10.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 30' North
Longitude: 57° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.03 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 00.5"1004.41 miwest0° 11' 32.9"13.23 misouth1004.57 mi
24 hours11° 21' 28.1"784.94 mieast4° 42' 19.0"323.32 misouth849.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BeiraThu 11:32 AM303 km188 miles164 nmNorth N
MaputoThu 11:32 AM426 km265 miles230 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MutareThu 11:32 AM441 km274 miles238 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NelspruitThu 11:32 AM483 km300 miles261 nmSouthwest SW
Big BendThu 11:32 AM537 km334 miles290 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbabaneThu 11:32 AM540 km335 miles291 nmSouthwest SW
ManziniThu 11:32 AM540 km336 miles292 nmSouthwest SW
HarareThu 11:32 AM636 km395 miles344 nmNorthwest NW
BulawayoThu 11:32 AM670 km417 miles362 nmWest-northwest WNW
PretoriaThu 11:32 AM734 km456 miles396 nmWest-southwest WSW
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