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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 = Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:52:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' South, Longitude: 32° 11' 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"952.40 miWest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 miNorth952.41 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 Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 171° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.66 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"938.42 miWest0° 01' 04.3"1.23 miNorth938.36 mi
24 hours11° 43' 04.6"757.76 miEast0° 01' 06.5"1.27 miSouth757.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NelspruitWed 11:52 AM266 km165 miles143 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PolokwaneWed 11:52 AM285 km177 miles154 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaputoWed 11:52 AM293 km182 miles158 nmSouth S
MbabaneWed 11:52 AM347 km216 miles187 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniWed 11:52 AM359 km223 miles194 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Big BendWed 11:52 AM384 km238 miles207 nmSouth S
MasvingoWed 11:52 AM388 km241 miles209 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BeiraWed 11:52 AM475 km295 miles257 nmNortheast NE
PretoriaWed 11:52 AM485 km301 miles262 nmSouthwest SW
MutareWed 11:52 AM486 km302 miles262 nmNorth N

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