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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° 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' 29.8"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: 153° 07' 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"944.55 miwest0° 03' 36.3"4.14 misouth944.74 mi
24 hours11° 35' 32.1"754.50 mieast1° 51' 43.8"128.09 misouth769.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ThabazimbiFri 12:12 PM151 km94 miles82 nmSouth S
GaboroneFri 12:12 PM201 km125 miles109 nmSouthwest SW
MolepololeFri 12:12 PM211 km131 miles114 nmSouthwest SW
FrancistownFri 12:12 PM232 km144 miles126 nmNorth N
PolokwaneFri 12:12 PM246 km153 miles133 nmEast-southeast ESE
RustenburgFri 12:12 PM268 km167 miles145 nmSouth S
PretoriaFri 12:12 PM296 km184 miles160 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JohannesburgFri 12:12 PM340 km211 miles183 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BulawayoFri 12:12 PM373 km232 miles201 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NelspruitFri 12:12 PM459 km285 miles248 nmEast-southeast ESE
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