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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

UTC time = Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:20:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 41' 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"953.97 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth953.98 mi
24 hours0° 07' 08.3"7.57 miEast0° 04' 25.4"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° 17' North, Longitude: 131° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.53 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"969.58 miWest0° 07' 39.9"8.78 miSouth969.91 mi
24 hours11° 11' 15.5"746.61 miEast3° 22' 46.2"232.33 miSouth787.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ShoshongSun 12:20 PM86 km54 miles47 nmEast E
SeroweSun 12:20 PM133 km83 miles72 nmNortheast NE
MolepololeSun 12:20 PM143 km89 miles77 nmSouth S
GaboroneSun 12:20 PM171 km106 miles93 nmSouth S
LeralaSun 12:20 PM217 km135 miles117 nmEast E
ThabazimbiSun 12:20 PM240 km149 miles130 nmSoutheast SE
FrancistownSun 12:20 PM287 km178 miles155 nmNortheast NE
RustenburgSun 12:20 PM323 km201 miles175 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PretoriaSun 12:20 PM386 km240 miles209 nmSoutheast SE
PolokwaneSun 12:20 PM396 km246 miles214 nmEast-southeast ESE

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