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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
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 these coordinates:
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
Windhoek *Mon 12:40 PM279 km173 miles151 nmWest-northwest WNW
Walvis Bay *Mon 12:40 PM531 km330 miles287 nmWest W
Swakopmund *Mon 12:40 PM533 km331 miles288 nmWest W
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
RustenburgMon 12:40 PM807 km501 miles436 nmEast-southeast ESE
FrancistownMon 12:40 PM845 km525 miles456 nmEast-northeast ENE
PretoriaMon 12:40 PM901 km560 miles487 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgMon 12:40 PM902 km561 miles487 nmEast-southeast ESE
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