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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 = Saturday, December 29, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 11' South, Longitude: 25° 03' East

The ground speed is currently 426.44 meters/second, 1535.2 kilometres/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 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"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"953.50 miWest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 miNorth953.51 mi
24 hours0° 07' 12.1"7.64 miEast0° 03' 57.8"4.55 miNorth8.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 57' North, Longitude: 143° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 427.30 meters/second, 1538.3 kilometres/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 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' 31.1"15.93 miWest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.3"955.58 miWest0° 05' 46.3"6.62 miSouth955.86 mi
24 hours11° 23' 45.8"750.01 miEast2° 40' 54.8"184.42 miSouth777.58 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
MolepololeSat 12:22 PM143 km89 miles77 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ShoshongSat 12:22 PM150 km93 miles81 nmEast E
GaboroneSat 12:22 PM184 km114 miles99 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SeroweSat 12:22 PM191 km119 miles103 nmEast-northeast ENE
KanyeSat 12:22 PM201 km125 miles109 nmSouth S
LobatseSat 12:22 PM233 km145 miles126 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FrancistownSat 12:22 PM337 km210 miles182 nmNortheast NE
RustenburgSat 12:22 PM353 km219 miles190 nmSoutheast SE
GhanziSat 12:22 PM388 km241 miles209 nmWest-northwest WNW
MaunSat 12:22 PM392 km243 miles211 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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