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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 = Tuesday, December 11, 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 03' South, Longitude: 6° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.89 meters/second, 1536.8 km/hour, 954.9 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"954.51 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth954.50 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.0"7.45 miEast0° 04' 25.4"5.08 miSouth9.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 48' South, Longitude: 21° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.26 meters/second, 1516.5 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.71 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 23' 07.7"942.01 miWest0° 06' 03.6"6.95 miSouth941.75 mi
24 hours15° 02' 17.4"984.72 miEast1° 46' 05.0"121.62 miSouth986.90 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 *Tue 1:26 PM783 km487 miles423 nmEast E
Windhoek *Tue 1:26 PM1052 km654 miles568 nmEast E
JamestownTue 11:26 AM1537 km955 miles830 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownTue 1:26 PM1651 km1026 miles891 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaTue 12:26 PM1713 km1065 miles925 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneTue 1:26 PM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmEast E
JohannesburgTue 1:26 PM2171 km1349 miles1172 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruTue 1:26 PM2172 km1349 miles1173 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaTue 1:26 PM2181 km1355 miles1178 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaTue 12:26 PM2262 km1406 miles1222 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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