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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:26:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 21° 45' East

The ground speed is currently 427.16 meters/second, 1537.8 kilometres/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"955.12 miWest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 miSouth955.10 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.1"7.35 miEast0° 04' 54.0"5.62 miSouth9.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 38' South, Longitude: 21° 19' West

The ground speed is currently 429.62 meters/second, 1546.6 kilometres/hour, 961.0 miles/hour or 835.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.02 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miSouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 25' 17.9"960.73 miWest0° 08' 55.4"10.23 miSouth960.44 mi
24 hours14° 17' 45.8"952.37 miEast3° 04' 33.4"211.53 miSouth968.13 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TshaneMon 12:26 PM118 km73 miles64 nmSouth S
GhanziMon 12:26 PM140 km87 miles76 nmNorth N
TsabongMon 12:26 PM345 km215 miles186 nmSouth S
MaunMon 12:26 PM371 km231 miles200 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MolepololeMon 12:26 PM416 km259 miles225 nmEast-southeast ESE
KanyeMon 12:26 PM429 km267 miles232 nmEast-southeast ESE
GaboroneMon 12:26 PM464 km288 miles251 nmEast-southeast ESE
LobatseMon 12:26 PM472 km293 miles255 nmEast-southeast ESE
Windhoek *Mon 12:26 PM481 km299 miles260 nmWest W
SeroweMon 12:26 PM514 km319 miles277 nmEast E

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