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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 = Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:42:00 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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 34° 49' 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"952.71 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miNorth952.71 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 Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 157° 18' 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"15.64 miWest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 miSouth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.36 miWest0° 01' 15.1"1.43 miSouth938.43 mi
24 hours11° 42' 51.1"757.59 miEast0° 56' 44.6"65.06 miSouth762.71 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 AM373 km232 miles201 nmSouthwest SW
BeiraThu 11:42 AM384 km238 miles207 nmNorth N
NelspruitThu 11:42 AM457 km284 miles247 nmWest-southwest WSW
Big BendThu 11:42 AM484 km301 miles261 nmSouthwest SW
ManziniThu 11:42 AM496 km308 miles268 nmSouthwest SW
MbabaneThu 11:42 AM500 km311 miles270 nmSouthwest SW
MutareThu 11:42 AM528 km328 miles285 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MasvingoThu 11:42 AM545 km339 miles294 nmNorthwest NW
PolokwaneThu 11:42 AM550 km342 miles297 nmWest W
GweruThu 11:42 AM670 km417 miles362 nmNorthwest NW

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