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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.

December Solstice 2012

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:11:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 11° 33' 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 11:11:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 48' North, Longitude: 113° 18' 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"994.79 miwest0° 09' 59.2"11.44 minorth994.63 mi
24 hours10° 47' 08.7"737.36 mieast3° 45' 37.7"258.48 minorth777.32 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 1:11 PM307 km191 miles166 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Fri 1:11 PM317 km197 miles171 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Fri 1:11 PM577 km359 miles312 nmEast E
LubangoFri 12:11 PM965 km599 miles521 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 1:11 PM1342 km834 miles724 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneFri 1:11 PM1466 km911 miles792 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:11 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmNorth N
JohannesburgFri 1:11 PM1695 km1053 miles915 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:11 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmEast-southeast ESE
MaseruFri 1:11 PM1717 km1067 miles927 nmEast-southeast ESE
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