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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: 12° 05' 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 11:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 48' North, Longitude: 113° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.75 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"994.74 miwest0° 09' 59.2"11.44 minorth994.58 mi
24 hours10° 47' 08.2"737.31 mieast3° 45' 40.3"258.51 minorth777.29 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 PM254 km158 miles137 nmEast-northeast ENE
Swakopmund *Fri 1:10 PM265 km164 miles143 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Fri 1:10 PM524 km326 miles283 nmEast E
LubangoFri 12:10 PM955 km593 miles515 nmNorth N
GhanziFri 1:10 PM1003 km623 miles541 nmEast E
Rundu *Fri 1:10 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownFri 1:10 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneFri 1:10 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:10 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmNorth N
JohannesburgFri 1:10 PM1642 km1020 miles887 nmEast-southeast ESE
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