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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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 8° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.15 meters/second, 1537.7 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"955.16 miwest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 misouth955.15 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.3"7.35 mieast0° 04' 53.0"5.60 misouth9.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 45' South, Longitude: 33° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.31 meters/second, 1545.5 km/hour, 960.3 miles/hour or 834.5 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' 13.1"960.12 miwest0° 08' 50.6"10.14 misouth959.82 mi
24 hours14° 19' 32.9"953.83 mieast3° 02' 13.8"208.88 misouth969.01 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 *Mon 1:16 PM568 km353 miles307 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Mon 1:16 PM572 km355 miles309 nmEast E
Windhoek *Mon 1:16 PM836 km520 miles452 nmEast E
LubangoMon 12:16 PM1010 km628 miles545 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownMon 1:16 PM1526 km948 miles824 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaMon 12:16 PM1629 km1012 miles879 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownMon 11:16 AM1726 km1073 miles932 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneMon 1:16 PM1735 km1078 miles937 nmEast E
JohannesburgMon 1:16 PM1964 km1220 miles1060 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaMon 1:16 PM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmEast-southeast ESE
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