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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 11:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 58' South
Longitude: 6° 28' 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' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.14 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 47' South
Longitude: 36° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.25 meters/second, 1545.3 km/hour, 960.2 miles/hour or 834.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.00 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 25' 12.1"959.98 miwest0° 08' 49.7"10.12 misouth959.69 mi
24 hours14° 19' 53.8"954.10 mieast3° 01' 46.2"208.35 misouth969.16 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 1:26 PM824 km512 miles445 nmEast E
Windhoek *Mon 1:26 PM1092 km679 miles590 nmEast E
JamestownMon 11:26 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownMon 1:26 PM1684 km1047 miles909 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaMon 12:26 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneMon 1:26 PM1988 km1235 miles1074 nmEast E
JohannesburgMon 1:26 PM2212 km1375 miles1194 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruMon 1:26 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaMon 1:26 PM2223 km1381 miles1200 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaMon 12:26 PM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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