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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 = 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= 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 is currently 426.65 meters/second, 1535.9 kilometres/hour, 954.4 miles/hour or 829.3 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"15.91 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 is currently 433.53 meters/second, 1560.7 kilometres/hour, 969.8 miles/hour or 842.7 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' 31.7"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 Its Zenith

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

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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
KanyeSun 12:20 PM209 km130 miles113 nmSouth S
LeralaSun 12:20 PM217 km135 miles117 nmEast E
LobatseSun 12:20 PM231 km144 miles125 nmSouth S
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

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