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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 9:52:00 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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 32° 19' 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 miNorth952.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.7"7.75 miEast0° 03' 01.4"3.47 miNorth8.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 159° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.64 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 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.38 miWest0° 01' 16.0"1.45 miSouth938.45 mi
24 hours11° 42' 49.3"757.58 miEast0° 57' 07.8"65.50 miSouth762.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NelspruitThu 11:52 AM276 km171 miles149 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaputoThu 11:52 AM297 km184 miles160 nmSouth S
PolokwaneThu 11:52 AM298 km185 miles161 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneThu 11:52 AM356 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniThu 11:52 AM367 km228 miles198 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoThu 11:52 AM388 km241 miles210 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Big BendThu 11:52 AM389 km242 miles210 nmSouth S
BeiraThu 11:52 AM464 km288 miles251 nmNortheast NE
MutareThu 11:52 AM480 km298 miles259 nmNorth N
PretoriaThu 11:52 AM498 km310 miles269 nmSouthwest SW

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