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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 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 27° 26' 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"953.08 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.09 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.6"7.70 mieast0° 03' 29.7"4.01 minorth8.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 50' North, Longitude: 152° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 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' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.0"944.48 miwest0° 03' 36.2"4.13 misouth944.66 mi
24 hours11° 35' 32.7"754.45 mieast1° 51' 41.3"128.03 misouth769.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LeralaFri 12:12 PM61 km38 miles33 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ShoshongFri 12:12 PM97 km60 miles53 nmWest-northwest WNW
SeroweFri 12:12 PM121 km75 miles65 nmNorthwest NW
ThabazimbiFri 12:12 PM149 km92 miles80 nmSouth S
TonotaFri 12:12 PM200 km124 miles108 nmNorth N
PolokwaneFri 12:12 PM219 km136 miles118 nmEast-southeast ESE
GaboroneFri 12:12 PM220 km137 miles119 nmSouthwest SW
FrancistownFri 12:12 PM230 km143 miles124 nmNorth N
MolepololeFri 12:12 PM234 km146 miles126 nmSouthwest SW
RustenburgFri 12:12 PM269 km167 miles145 nmSouth S
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