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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 = Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:20:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 8° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.73 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miSouth952.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.0"7.74 miEast0° 02' 34.7"2.96 miSouth8.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 01' South, Longitude: 40° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.28 meters/second, 1534.6 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 24' 48.8"953.36 miWest0° 07' 56.8"9.11 miNorth953.74 mi
24 hours13° 37' 43.0"901.47 miEast3° 36' 30.3"248.10 miNorth942.74 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 *Sat 1:20 PM582 km361 miles314 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Sat 1:20 PM587 km365 miles317 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sat 1:20 PM849 km527 miles458 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:20 PM1504 km934 miles812 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSat 12:20 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownSat 11:20 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneSat 1:20 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmEast E
JohannesburgSat 1:20 PM1968 km1223 miles1062 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSat 1:20 PM1975 km1227 miles1067 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:20 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmEast-southeast ESE

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