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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 Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 07' South, Longitude: 25° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.65 meters/second, 1535.9 km/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.91 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.1"954.04 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth954.05 mi
24 hours0° 07' 08.3"7.57 mieast0° 04' 25.5"5.08 minorth9.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 16' North, Longitude: 132° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.54 meters/second, 1560.7 km/hour, 969.8 miles/hour or 842.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.16 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 31' 47.3"969.65 miwest0° 07' 39.9"8.79 misouth969.99 mi
24 hours11° 11' 14.9"746.66 mieast3° 22' 47.9"232.38 misouth787.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MolepololeSun 12:20 PM143 km89 miles77 nmSouth S
GaboroneSun 12:20 PM178 km110 miles96 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FrancistownSun 12:20 PM307 km191 miles166 nmNortheast NE
RustenburgSun 12:20 PM338 km210 miles183 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PretoriaSun 12:20 PM406 km252 miles219 nmSoutheast SE
PolokwaneSun 12:20 PM424 km263 miles229 nmEast-southeast ESE
JohannesburgSun 12:20 PM434 km270 miles234 nmSoutheast SE
BulawayoSun 12:20 PM465 km289 miles251 nmNortheast NE
GweruSun 12:20 PM612 km381 miles331 nmNortheast NE
NelspruitSun 12:20 PM623 km387 miles337 nmEast-southeast ESE
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