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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 Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 53' South, Longitude: 6° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.43 meters/second, 1538.8 km/hour, 956.1 miles/hour or 830.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"955.79 miwest0° 00' 13.9"0.27 misouth955.77 mi
24 hours0° 06' 49.2"7.25 mieast0° 05' 20.1"6.12 misouth9.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 50' South, Longitude: 49° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.68 meters/second, 1575.7 km/hour, 979.1 miles/hour or 850.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.32 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 27' 27.3"978.90 miwest0° 10' 40.9"12.24 misouth978.66 mi
24 hours13° 26' 48.8"910.48 mieast3° 56' 52.7"271.43 misouth943.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Sun 1:26 PM836 km519 miles451 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sun 1:26 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmEast E
JamestownSun 11:26 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownSun 1:26 PM1699 km1056 miles918 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSun 12:26 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSun 1:26 PM2001 km1244 miles1081 nmEast E
JohannesburgSun 1:26 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSun 1:26 PM2227 km1384 miles1203 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSun 1:26 PM2236 km1390 miles1207 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaSun 12:26 PM2268 km1409 miles1225 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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