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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.25 meters/second, 1534.5 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 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"953.14 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.15 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.6"7.70 mieast0° 03' 29.4"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 51' North
Longitude: 148° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.30 meters/second, 1520.3 km/hour, 944.7 miles/hour or 820.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.75 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.7"944.43 miwest0° 03' 34.4"4.10 misouth944.61 mi
24 hours11° 35' 40.4"754.55 mieast1° 51' 00.6"127.26 misouth769.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NelspruitFri 11:52 AM273 km170 miles148 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PolokwaneFri 11:52 AM284 km177 miles153 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaputoFri 11:52 AM304 km189 miles164 nmSouth S
MbabaneFri 11:52 AM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManziniFri 11:52 AM368 km229 miles199 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MasvingoFri 11:52 AM377 km234 miles204 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Big BendFri 11:52 AM394 km245 miles213 nmSouth S
BeiraFri 11:52 AM469 km291 miles253 nmNortheast NE
MutareFri 11:52 AM476 km296 miles257 nmNorth N
GweruFri 11:52 AM485 km301 miles262 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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