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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

UTC time = Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:36:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 4° 15' 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"955.09 miWest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 miSouth955.07 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.4"7.35 miEast0° 04' 52.7"5.60 miSouth9.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 48' South, Longitude: 38° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.20 meters/second, 1545.1 km/hour, 960.1 miles/hour or 834.3 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' 11.3"959.80 miWest0° 08' 48.8"10.10 miSouth959.50 mi
24 hours14° 20' 12.3"954.27 miEast3° 01' 21.8"207.87 miSouth969.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownMon 11:36 AM1304 km810 miles704 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Mon 1:36 PM1318 km819 miles712 nmEast E
LuandaMon 12:36 PM1834 km1140 miles990 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownMon 1:36 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneMon 1:36 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmEast E
KinshasaMon 12:36 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleMon 12:36 PM2386 km1482 miles1288 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaseruMon 1:36 PM2423 km1506 miles1308 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgMon 1:36 PM2434 km1512 miles1314 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaMon 1:36 PM2445 km1519 miles1320 nmEast-southeast ESE

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