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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 11:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 9° 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"953.10 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.11 mi
24 hours0° 07' 15.4"7.69 mieast0° 03' 31.1"4.04 minorth8.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 46' North, Longitude: 169° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.54 meters/second, 1521.2 km/hour, 945.2 miles/hour or 821.4 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' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.8"944.91 miwest0° 03' 42.8"4.26 misouth945.10 mi
24 hours11° 35' 03.1"754.25 mieast1° 54' 11.9"130.91 misouth769.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Walvis Bay *Fri 1:22 PM469 km291 miles253 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Fri 1:22 PM474 km295 miles256 nmEast E
Windhoek *Fri 1:22 PM738 km459 miles399 nmEast E
LubangoFri 12:22 PM994 km618 miles537 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 1:22 PM1444 km897 miles780 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneFri 1:22 PM1632 km1014 miles881 nmEast E
LuandaFri 12:22 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JamestownFri 11:22 AM1830 km1137 miles988 nmWest-northwest WNW
JohannesburgFri 1:22 PM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:22 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmEast-southeast ESE
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