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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° 38' 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"955.72 miwest0° 00' 13.9"0.27 misouth955.71 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° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.69 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' 27.4"978.84 miwest0° 10' 40.9"12.24 misouth978.60 mi
24 hours13° 26' 46.2"910.38 mieast3° 56' 54.8"271.45 misouth942.99 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 PM807 km502 miles436 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sun 1:26 PM1076 km668 miles581 nmEast E
JamestownSun 11:26 AM1507 km937 miles814 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownSun 1:26 PM1681 km1044 miles907 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSun 12:26 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneSun 1:26 PM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmEast E
JohannesburgSun 1:26 PM2198 km1366 miles1187 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSun 1:26 PM2201 km1368 miles1188 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSun 1:26 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaSun 12:26 PM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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