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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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 20' South
Longitude: 31° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.95 meters/second, 1533.4 km/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 828.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.47 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 minorth952.48 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.3"7.79 mieast0° 02' 33.4"2.93 minorth8.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 49' North
Longitude: 171° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.9"938.48 miwest0° 01' 04.3"1.23 minorth938.43 mi
24 hours11° 43' 04.7"757.82 mieast0° 01' 09.1"1.32 misouth757.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MatsuluWed 11:52 AM247 km154 miles134 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NelspruitWed 11:52 AM254 km158 miles137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PolokwaneWed 11:52 AM257 km160 miles139 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaputoWed 11:52 AM299 km186 miles161 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MbabaneWed 11:52 AM339 km211 miles183 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniWed 11:52 AM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth S
MasvingoWed 11:52 AM378 km235 miles204 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Big BendWed 11:52 AM383 km238 miles207 nmSouth S
PretoriaWed 11:52 AM462 km287 miles249 nmSouthwest SW
GweruWed 11:52 AM482 km300 miles260 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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