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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

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 18' South
Longitude: 32° 02' 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"952.78 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth952.78 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 48' North
Longitude: 159° 59' 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"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.45 miwest0° 01' 16.0"1.46 misouth938.52 mi
24 hours11° 42' 49.2"757.63 mieast0° 57' 10.4"65.55 misouth762.80 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 AM263 km163 miles142 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PolokwaneThu 11:52 AM271 km168 miles146 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaputoThu 11:52 AM301 km187 miles162 nmSouth S
MbabaneThu 11:52 AM347 km215 miles187 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniThu 11:52 AM361 km224 miles195 nmSouth S
MasvingoThu 11:52 AM378 km235 miles204 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Big BendThu 11:52 AM388 km241 miles209 nmSouth S
PretoriaThu 11:52 AM475 km295 miles256 nmSouthwest SW
BeiraThu 11:52 AM481 km299 miles260 nmNortheast NE
MutareThu 11:52 AM483 km300 miles261 nmNorth N
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