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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 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at 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 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
SeroweSat 12:22 PM217 km135 miles117 nmEast-northeast ENE
FrancistownSat 12:22 PM359 km223 miles194 nmNortheast NE
GhanziSat 12:22 PM362 km225 miles195 nmWest-northwest WNW
RustenburgSat 12:22 PM371 km231 miles200 nmSoutheast SE
MaunSat 12:22 PM380 km236 miles205 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TsabongSat 12:22 PM395 km246 miles214 nmSouthwest SW
PretoriaSat 12:22 PM447 km278 miles241 nmSoutheast SE
JohannesburgSat 12:22 PM470 km292 miles254 nmSoutheast SE
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