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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 areas 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 10:32:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 22° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 426.26 meters/second, 1534.5 kilometres/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"7.69 miEast0° 03' 30.1"4.02 miNorth8.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' North, Longitude: 157° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 422.40 meters/second, 1520.7 kilometres/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 50.2"944.60 miWest0° 03' 38.1"4.17 miSouth944.79 mi
24 hours11° 35' 24.3"754.39 miEast1° 52' 24.4"128.86 miSouth769.54 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TshaneFri 12:32 PM104 km64 miles56 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GhanziFri 12:32 PM189 km118 miles102 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TsabongFri 12:32 PM307 km191 miles166 nmSouth S
MolepololeFri 12:32 PM339 km210 miles183 nmEast-southeast ESE
KanyeFri 12:32 PM353 km219 miles190 nmSoutheast SE
MaunFri 12:32 PM373 km232 miles202 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 12:32 PM386 km240 miles209 nmEast-southeast ESE
LobatseFri 12:32 PM395 km245 miles213 nmSoutheast SE
SeroweFri 12:32 PM448 km279 miles242 nmEast-northeast ENE
Windhoek *Fri 12:32 PM555 km345 miles299 nmWest W

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