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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 11:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 3° 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"955.15 miwest0° 00' 12.6"0.24 misouth955.14 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° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.19 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' 11.2"959.85 miwest0° 08' 48.6"10.10 misouth959.55 mi
24 hours14° 20' 14.5"954.36 mieast3° 01' 18.7"207.83 misouth969.32 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 AM1281 km796 miles692 nmNorthwest NW
Windhoek *Mon 1:36 PM1349 km838 miles728 nmEast E
LuandaMon 12:36 PM1850 km1150 miles999 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownMon 1:36 PM1861 km1157 miles1005 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneMon 1:36 PM2241 km1393 miles1210 nmEast E
KinshasaMon 12:36 PM2397 km1489 miles1294 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrazzavilleMon 12:36 PM2401 km1492 miles1296 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaseruMon 1:36 PM2450 km1522 miles1323 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgMon 1:36 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaMon 1:36 PM2473 km1537 miles1335 nmEast-southeast ESE
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