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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

UTC time = Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:11:00 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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:11:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 11° 50' 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"951.71 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miNorth951.71 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° 34' 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"994.73 miWest0° 09' 59.2"11.44 miNorth994.57 mi
24 hours10° 47' 08.5"737.31 miEast3° 45' 39.1"258.49 miNorth777.28 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 PM279 km173 miles151 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Fri 1:11 PM289 km180 miles156 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Fri 1:11 PM547 km340 miles295 nmEast E
Opuwo *Fri 1:11 PM631 km392 miles341 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LubangoFri 12:11 PM959 km596 miles518 nmNorth N
Cape TownFri 1:11 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneFri 1:11 PM1438 km894 miles777 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:11 PM1623 km1008 miles876 nmNorth N
JohannesburgFri 1:11 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:11 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmEast-southeast ESE

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