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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

UTC time = Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 24° 56' 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"953.08 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth953.09 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.5"7.70 miEast0° 03' 29.9"4.01 miNorth8.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' North, Longitude: 155° 16' 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"944.54 miWest0° 03' 37.2"4.15 miSouth944.72 mi
24 hours11° 35' 28.5"754.42 miEast1° 52' 02.8"128.45 miSouth769.49 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 PM141 km88 miles76 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ShoshongFri 12:22 PM163 km102 miles88 nmEast E
GaboroneFri 12:22 PM185 km115 miles100 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SeroweFri 12:22 PM205 km127 miles111 nmEast-northeast ENE
FrancistownFri 12:22 PM351 km218 miles189 nmNortheast NE
RustenburgFri 12:22 PM356 km221 miles192 nmSoutheast SE
GhanziFri 12:22 PM379 km236 miles205 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaunFri 12:22 PM392 km244 miles212 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TsabongFri 12:22 PM400 km249 miles216 nmSouthwest SW
PretoriaFri 12:22 PM431 km268 miles232 nmSoutheast SE

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