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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 11:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 03' South, Longitude: 6° 35' 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"954.58 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth954.57 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° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.25 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' 07.5"942.06 miwest0° 06' 03.3"6.94 misouth941.80 mi
24 hours15° 02' 18.9"984.81 mieast1° 46' 01.1"121.55 misouth986.98 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 PM812 km505 miles438 nmEast E
Windhoek *Tue 1:26 PM1081 km672 miles584 nmEast E
JamestownTue 11:26 AM1512 km939 miles816 nmWest-northwest WNW
Cape TownTue 1:26 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaTue 12:26 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneTue 1:26 PM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmEast E
MaseruTue 1:26 PM2198 km1366 miles1187 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgTue 1:26 PM2199 km1366 miles1187 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaTue 1:26 PM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmEast-southeast ESE
KinshasaTue 12:26 PM2275 km1413 miles1228 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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