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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 10:22:00 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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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° 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"952.72 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miNorth952.72 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° 48' North, Longitude: 166° 59' 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"938.45 miWest0° 01' 18.9"1.51 miSouth938.52 mi
24 hours11° 42' 44.4"757.54 miEast0° 58' 16.9"66.82 miSouth762.87 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 PM142 km88 miles77 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ShoshongThu 12:22 PM177 km110 miles95 nmEast E
GaboroneThu 12:22 PM187 km116 miles101 nmSoutheast SE
SeroweThu 12:22 PM219 km136 miles118 nmEast-northeast ENE
RustenburgThu 12:22 PM360 km224 miles194 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownThu 12:22 PM364 km226 miles197 nmNortheast NE
GhanziThu 12:22 PM371 km230 miles200 nmWest-northwest WNW
TsabongThu 12:22 PM388 km241 miles210 nmSouthwest SW
MaunThu 12:22 PM392 km244 miles212 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PretoriaThu 12:22 PM436 km271 miles236 nmSoutheast SE

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