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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 18' South
Longitude: 8° 34' 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"952.79 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth952.79 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 01' South
Longitude: 39° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.29 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' 48.9"953.44 miwest0° 07' 56.8"9.11 minorth953.82 mi
24 hours13° 37' 40.4"901.49 mieast3° 36' 32.7"248.16 minorth942.79 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 PM610 km379 miles329 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Sat 1:20 PM616 km383 miles332 nmEast E
Windhoek *Sat 1:20 PM880 km547 miles475 nmEast E
Cape TownSat 1:20 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmSoutheast SE
LuandaSat 12:20 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownSat 11:20 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmWest-northwest WNW
GaboroneSat 1:20 PM1771 km1100 miles956 nmEast E
JohannesburgSat 1:20 PM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruSat 1:20 PM2001 km1244 miles1081 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaSat 1:20 PM2006 km1246 miles1083 nmEast-southeast ESE
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