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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 29° 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"952.78 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 minorth952.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.7"7.75 mieast0° 03' 01.6"3.47 minorth8.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 162° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 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"938.47 miwest0° 01' 17.1"1.47 misouth938.54 mi
24 hours11° 42' 47.6"757.62 mieast0° 57' 33.5"66.00 misouth762.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PolokwaneThu 12:02 PM67 km41 miles36 nmSouth S
NelspruitThu 12:02 PM282 km175 miles152 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PretoriaThu 12:02 PM304 km189 miles164 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SeroweThu 12:02 PM307 km191 miles166 nmWest-northwest WNW
FrancistownThu 12:02 PM314 km195 miles170 nmNorthwest NW
RustenburgThu 12:02 PM351 km218 miles189 nmSouthwest SW
JohannesburgThu 12:02 PM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BulawayoThu 12:02 PM361 km225 miles195 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MbabaneThu 12:02 PM372 km231 miles201 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MasvingoThu 12:02 PM381 km237 miles206 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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