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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 Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 24' South, Longitude: 19° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.76 meters/second, 1532.7 km/hour, 952.4 miles/hour or 827.6 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' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"952.03 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 minorth952.03 mi
24 hours0° 07' 25.0"7.85 mieast0° 01' 38.2"1.88 minorth8.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 13' North, Longitude: 153° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.92 meters/second, 1536.9 km/hour, 955.0 miles/hour or 829.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.7"954.78 miwest0° 05' 20.2"6.12 minorth954.56 mi
24 hours11° 23' 57.2"749.14 mieast1° 44' 32.9"119.86 minorth754.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TshaneMon 12:40 PM235 km146 miles127 nmEast-southeast ESE
GhanziMon 12:40 PM277 km172 miles150 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 12:40 PM279 km173 miles151 nmWest-northwest WNW
TsabongMon 12:40 PM401 km249 miles216 nmSoutheast SE
Walvis Bay *Mon 12:40 PM531 km330 miles287 nmWest W
Swakopmund *Mon 12:40 PM533 km331 miles288 nmWest W
MaunMon 12:40 PM541 km336 miles292 nmNortheast NE
MolepololeMon 12:40 PM605 km376 miles327 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rundu *Mon 12:40 PM607 km377 miles328 nmNorth N
GaboroneMon 12:40 PM650 km404 miles351 nmEast-southeast ESE
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