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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 10:52:00 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 10:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 17° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1533.9 km/hour, 953.2 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' 07.1"0.13 miNorth952.73 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.5"7.74 miEast0° 03' 02.7"3.49 miNorth8.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 10:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 174° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.70 meters/second, 1510.9 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"0.03 miSouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.5"938.51 miWest0° 01' 21.8"1.56 miSouth938.59 mi
24 hours11° 42' 39.1"757.50 miEast0° 59' 26.2"68.15 miSouth762.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Windhoek *Thu 12:52 PM84 km52 miles45 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Walvis Bay *Thu 12:52 PM291 km181 miles157 nmWest W
Swakopmund *Thu 12:52 PM294 km183 miles159 nmWest-northwest WNW
GhanziThu 12:52 PM479 km298 miles259 nmEast-northeast ENE
TsabongThu 12:52 PM597 km371 miles322 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rundu *Thu 12:52 PM648 km403 miles350 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaunThu 12:52 PM729 km453 miles394 nmEast-northeast ENE
MolepololeThu 12:52 PM844 km524 miles456 nmEast E
GaboroneThu 12:52 PM887 km551 miles479 nmEast-southeast ESE
MenongueThu 11:52 AM956 km594 miles516 nmNorth N

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