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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

UTC time = Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:40:00 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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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° 57' 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"951.96 miWest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 miNorth951.97 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° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.93 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"954.72 miWest0° 05' 20.2"6.12 miNorth954.50 mi
24 hours11° 23' 56.5"749.08 miEast1° 44' 35.2"119.90 miNorth754.80 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 PM208 km129 miles112 nmEast-southeast ESE
GhanziMon 12:40 PM257 km160 miles139 nmNortheast NE
Windhoek *Mon 12:40 PM306 km190 miles165 nmWest-northwest WNW
TsabongMon 12:40 PM382 km237 miles206 nmSoutheast SE
MaunMon 12:40 PM521 km323 miles281 nmNortheast NE
Walvis Bay *Mon 12:40 PM559 km348 miles302 nmWest W
Swakopmund *Mon 12:40 PM561 km349 miles303 nmWest W
MolepololeMon 12:40 PM578 km359 miles312 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rundu *Mon 12:40 PM608 km378 miles328 nmNorth N
GaboroneMon 12:40 PM622 km387 miles336 nmEast-southeast ESE

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