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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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 11° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.78 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.2"7.89 mieast0° 00' 14.2"0.27 minorth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 48' North, Longitude: 113° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.74 meters/second, 1601.1 km/hour, 994.9 miles/hour or 864.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 33' 06.6"994.80 miwest0° 09' 59.2"11.44 minorth994.64 mi
24 hours10° 47' 08.5"737.36 mieast3° 45' 38.9"258.51 minorth777.33 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 *Fri 1:10 PM282 km175 miles152 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Fri 1:10 PM292 km181 miles158 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Fri 1:10 PM552 km343 miles298 nmEast E
LubangoFri 12:10 PM960 km596 miles518 nmNorth N
Cape TownFri 1:10 PM1330 km826 miles718 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneFri 1:10 PM1441 km895 miles778 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:10 PM1623 km1009 miles876 nmNorth N
JohannesburgFri 1:10 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:10 PM1679 km1043 miles906 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruFri 1:10 PM1694 km1053 miles915 nmEast-southeast ESE
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