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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 11:26:00 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 11:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 6° 45' East

The ground speed is currently 427.15 meters/second, 1537.7 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"955.09 miWest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 miSouth955.08 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.3"7.35 miEast0° 04' 52.8"5.60 miSouth9.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 47' South, Longitude: 35° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 429.26 meters/second, 1545.3 kilometres/hour, 960.2 miles/hour or 834.4 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"16.00 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miSouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 12.2"959.93 miWest0° 08' 49.8"10.12 miSouth959.63 mi
24 hours14° 19' 51.4"954.00 miEast3° 01' 49.4"208.40 miSouth969.08 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
Walvis Bay *Mon 1:26 PM795 km494 miles429 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Mon 1:26 PM799 km497 miles431 nmEast E
Opuwo *Mon 1:26 PM918 km570 miles496 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 1:26 PM1062 km660 miles573 nmEast E
JamestownMon 11:26 AM1522 km946 miles822 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownMon 1:26 PM1666 km1035 miles899 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaMon 12:26 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneMon 1:26 PM1960 km1218 miles1058 nmEast E
JohannesburgMon 1:26 PM2184 km1357 miles1179 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruMon 1:26 PM2186 km1358 miles1180 nmEast-southeast ESE

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