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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 10:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 24° 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' 18.5"7.75 mieast0° 03' 02.0"3.48 minorth8.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 167° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.67 meters/second, 1510.8 km/hour, 938.8 miles/hour or 815.8 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' 01.2"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.51 miwest0° 01' 19.1"1.51 misouth938.58 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.2"757.60 mieast0° 58' 19.6"66.88 misouth762.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MolepololeThu 12:22 PM158 km98 miles85 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneThu 12:22 PM205 km128 miles111 nmSoutheast SE
RustenburgThu 12:22 PM380 km236 miles205 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownThu 12:22 PM386 km240 miles209 nmNortheast NE
PretoriaThu 12:22 PM459 km285 miles248 nmSoutheast SE
JohannesburgThu 12:22 PM480 km298 miles259 nmSoutheast SE
PolokwaneThu 12:22 PM507 km315 miles274 nmEast E
BulawayoThu 12:22 PM544 km338 miles294 nmNortheast NE
BloemfonteinThu 12:22 PM665 km413 miles359 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GweruThu 12:22 PM693 km431 miles374 nmNortheast NE
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