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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

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 21° 28' East

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"955.18 miwest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 misouth955.17 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 38' South
Longitude: 21° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.61 meters/second, 1546.6 km/hour, 961.0 miles/hour or 835.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position 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' 17.8"960.79 miwest0° 08' 55.4"10.23 misouth960.49 mi
24 hours14° 17' 48.0"952.47 mieast3° 04' 30.4"211.48 misouth968.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MolepololeMon 12:26 PM443 km275 miles239 nmEast-southeast ESE
Windhoek *Mon 12:26 PM450 km280 miles243 nmWest W
GaboroneMon 12:26 PM490 km305 miles265 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rundu *Mon 12:26 PM586 km364 miles316 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FrancistownMon 12:26 PM655 km407 miles353 nmEast-northeast ENE
RustenburgMon 12:26 PM658 km409 miles355 nmEast-southeast ESE
Walvis Bay *Mon 12:26 PM714 km443 miles385 nmWest W
PretoriaMon 12:26 PM749 km465 miles404 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgMon 12:26 PM757 km471 miles409 nmEast-southeast ESE
PolokwaneMon 12:26 PM824 km512 miles445 nmEast E
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