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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:46:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 11' South, Longitude: 32° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 426.46 meters/second, 1535.3 kilometres/hour, 954.0 miles/hour or 829.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.2"953.54 miWest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 miSouth953.53 mi
24 hours0° 07' 10.3"7.61 miEast0° 03' 32.1"4.06 miSouth8.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 09:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' South, Longitude: 32° 54' East

The ground speed is currently 415.07 meters/second, 1494.2 kilometres/hour, 928.5 miles/hour or 806.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 37.8"928.18 miWest0° 01' 03.6"1.22 miNorth928.23 mi
24 hours15° 11' 01.4"981.34 miEast1° 08' 42.9"78.78 miNorth988.16 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TzaneenThu 11:46 AM209 km130 miles113 nmWest-southwest WSW
NelspruitThu 11:46 AM277 km172 miles150 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PolokwaneThu 11:46 AM280 km174 miles151 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaputoThu 11:46 AM312 km194 miles169 nmSouth S
MbabaneThu 11:46 AM361 km224 miles195 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoThu 11:46 AM368 km229 miles199 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManziniThu 11:46 AM374 km232 miles202 nmSouth S
Big BendThu 11:46 AM401 km249 miles216 nmSouth S
BeiraThu 11:46 AM467 km290 miles252 nmNortheast NE
MutareThu 11:46 AM469 km292 miles253 nmNorth N

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