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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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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 15° 58' 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"955.17 miwest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 misouth955.16 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.2"7.35 mieast0° 04' 53.6"5.61 misouth9.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 41' South
Longitude: 26° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.48 meters/second, 1546.1 km/hour, 960.7 miles/hour or 834.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.01 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 25' 15.8"960.49 miwest0° 08' 53.2"10.19 misouth960.20 mi
24 hours14° 18' 34.2"953.07 mieast3° 03' 30.4"210.34 misouth968.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Windhoek *Mon 12:48 PM125 km77 miles67 nmEast-northeast ENE
Walvis Bay *Mon 12:48 PM150 km93 miles81 nmWest W
Swakopmund *Mon 12:48 PM151 km94 miles82 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rundu *Mon 12:48 PM685 km426 miles370 nmNortheast NE
LubangoMon 11:48 AM928 km576 miles501 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MenongueMon 11:48 AM936 km582 miles506 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MolepololeMon 12:48 PM987 km613 miles533 nmEast-southeast ESE
GaboroneMon 12:48 PM1030 km640 miles556 nmEast-southeast ESE
RustenburgMon 12:48 PM1182 km735 miles638 nmEast-southeast ESE
Cape TownMon 12:48 PM1238 km769 miles669 nmSouth S
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