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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 02' South, Longitude: 31° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.91 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.5"954.55 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 misouth954.54 mi
24 hours0° 07' 00.6"7.44 mieast0° 04' 27.3"5.11 misouth9.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 09:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 38' South, Longitude: 2° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.74 meters/second, 1518.3 km/hour, 943.4 miles/hour or 819.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.72 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 23' 15.2"943.09 miwest0° 06' 16.4"7.19 misouth942.82 mi
24 hours15° 00' 01.3"983.23 mieast1° 51' 47.2"128.16 misouth986.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PolokwaneTue 11:48 AM215 km134 miles116 nmWest-southwest WSW
NelspruitTue 11:48 AM272 km169 miles147 nmSouth S
MasvingoTue 11:48 AM333 km207 miles180 nmNorth N
MaputoTue 11:48 AM347 km216 miles187 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MbabaneTue 11:48 AM364 km226 miles196 nmSouth S
ManziniTue 11:48 AM383 km238 miles207 nmSouth S
Big BendTue 11:48 AM420 km261 miles227 nmSouth S
GweruTue 11:48 AM428 km266 miles231 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BulawayoTue 11:48 AM430 km267 miles232 nmNorthwest NW
PretoriaTue 11:48 AM439 km273 miles237 nmSouthwest SW
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