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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9:52:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 32° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 426.25 meters/second, 1534.5 kilometres/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"953.07 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth953.08 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.6"7.70 miEast0° 03' 29.3"4.00 miNorth8.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 51' North, Longitude: 148° 00' West

The ground speed is currently 422.30 meters/second, 1520.3 kilometres/hour, 944.6 miles/hour or 820.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.74 miWest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 miSouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.6"944.35 miWest0° 03' 34.3"4.10 miSouth944.54 mi
24 hours11° 35' 40.9"754.51 miEast1° 50' 58.1"127.21 miSouth769.34 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TzaneenFri 11:52 AM240 km149 miles130 nmWest-southwest WSW
NelspruitFri 11:52 AM287 km178 miles155 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaputoFri 11:52 AM301 km187 miles163 nmSouth S
PolokwaneFri 11:52 AM312 km194 miles168 nmWest-southwest WSW
MbabaneFri 11:52 AM365 km227 miles197 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniFri 11:52 AM375 km233 miles203 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoFri 11:52 AM389 km241 miles210 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Big BendFri 11:52 AM396 km246 miles214 nmSouth S
BeiraFri 11:52 AM452 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MutareFri 11:52 AM473 km294 miles256 nmNorth N

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