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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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 18' South
Longitude: 34° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.09 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.77 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth952.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.7"7.75 mieast0° 03' 01.2"3.47 minorth8.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 48' North
Longitude: 157° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.63 meters/second, 1510.7 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' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.43 miwest0° 01' 15.1"1.44 misouth938.49 mi
24 hours11° 42' 50.9"757.65 mieast0° 56' 47.3"65.11 misouth762.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaputoThu 11:42 AM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BeiraThu 11:42 AM385 km239 miles208 nmNorth N
NelspruitThu 11:42 AM433 km269 miles234 nmSouthwest SW
Big BendThu 11:42 AM468 km291 miles253 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniThu 11:42 AM476 km296 miles257 nmSouthwest SW
MbabaneThu 11:42 AM479 km298 miles259 nmSouthwest SW
MutareThu 11:42 AM516 km321 miles279 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PolokwaneThu 11:42 AM522 km324 miles282 nmWest W
MasvingoThu 11:42 AM523 km325 miles283 nmNorthwest NW
GweruThu 11:42 AM648 km403 miles350 nmNorthwest NW
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