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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 10:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 15' South
Longitude: 24° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.26 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"953.15 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.16 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.5"7.70 mieast0° 03' 29.9"4.02 minorth8.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 49' North
Longitude: 155° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.38 meters/second, 1520.6 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' 50.1"944.61 miwest0° 03' 37.3"4.15 misouth944.80 mi
24 hours11° 35' 27.9"754.47 mieast1° 52' 05.2"128.50 misouth769.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MolepololeFri 12:22 PM155 km96 miles84 nmSoutheast SE
GaboroneFri 12:22 PM201 km125 miles109 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownFri 12:22 PM373 km232 miles201 nmNortheast NE
RustenburgFri 12:22 PM375 km233 miles202 nmSoutheast SE
PretoriaFri 12:22 PM453 km281 miles244 nmSoutheast SE
JohannesburgFri 12:22 PM474 km295 miles256 nmSoutheast SE
PolokwaneFri 12:22 PM496 km308 miles268 nmEast E
BulawayoFri 12:22 PM531 km330 miles287 nmNortheast NE
BloemfonteinFri 12:22 PM667 km414 miles360 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GweruFri 12:22 PM680 km423 miles367 nmNortheast NE
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