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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° 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 minorth952.72 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° 08' 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"938.40 miwest0° 01' 16.9"1.47 misouth938.47 mi
24 hours11° 42' 47.8"757.57 mieast0° 57' 30.9"65.94 misouth762.79 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 PM75 km47 miles41 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LeralaThu 12:02 PM218 km135 miles118 nmWest-northwest WNW
NelspruitThu 12:02 PM268 km167 miles145 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PretoriaThu 12:02 PM317 km197 miles171 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FrancistownThu 12:02 PM334 km208 miles180 nmNorthwest NW
SeroweThu 12:02 PM334 km208 miles181 nmWest-northwest WNW
MbabaneThu 12:02 PM360 km224 miles194 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JohannesburgThu 12:02 PM368 km229 miles199 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RustenburgThu 12:02 PM370 km230 miles200 nmSouthwest SW
BulawayoThu 12:02 PM370 km230 miles200 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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