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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 11' South
Longitude: 24° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.44 meters/second, 1535.2 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"953.57 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth953.58 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 57' North
Longitude: 143° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.30 meters/second, 1538.3 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position 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"955.66 miwest0° 05' 46.4"6.62 misouth955.94 mi
24 hours11° 23' 45.2"750.06 mieast2° 40' 56.8"184.47 misouth777.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MolepololeSat 12:22 PM154 km96 miles83 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GaboroneSat 12:22 PM199 km124 miles107 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownSat 12:22 PM359 km223 miles194 nmNortheast NE
RustenburgSat 12:22 PM371 km231 miles200 nmSoutheast SE
PretoriaSat 12:22 PM447 km278 miles241 nmSoutheast SE
JohannesburgSat 12:22 PM470 km292 miles254 nmSoutheast SE
PolokwaneSat 12:22 PM484 km301 miles262 nmEast E
BulawayoSat 12:22 PM517 km321 miles279 nmNortheast NE
GweruSat 12:22 PM666 km414 miles360 nmNortheast NE
BloemfonteinSat 12:22 PM671 km417 miles362 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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