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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

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 15' South
Longitude: 9° 40' 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"953.16 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.17 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 46' North
Longitude: 170° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.55 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"944.98 miwest0° 03' 43.0"4.26 misouth945.17 mi
24 hours11° 35' 02.7"754.30 mieast1° 54' 14.3"130.96 misouth769.86 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 PM497 km309 miles268 nmEast E
Swakopmund *Fri 1:22 PM503 km312 miles271 nmEast E
Windhoek *Fri 1:22 PM767 km476 miles414 nmEast E
LubangoFri 12:22 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cape TownFri 1:22 PM1460 km907 miles788 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuandaFri 12:22 PM1639 km1019 miles885 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GaboroneFri 1:22 PM1660 km1032 miles896 nmEast E
JamestownFri 11:22 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmWest-northwest WNW
JohannesburgFri 1:22 PM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmEast-southeast ESE
PretoriaFri 1:22 PM1897 km1178 miles1024 nmEast-southeast ESE
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