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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 = Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:44:00 pm.

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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 Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 22:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 00' South, Longitude: 162° 42' West

The ground speed is currently 427.02 meters/second, 1537.3 kilometres/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.1 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"15.92 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"954.81 miWest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 miSouth954.79 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.8"7.36 miEast0° 04' 39.0"5.33 miSouth9.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 22:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 30' North, Longitude: 25° 47' West

The ground speed is currently 440.48 meters/second, 1585.7 kilometres/hour, 985.3 miles/hour or 856.2 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' 26.3"16.42 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 26' 23.5"985.15 miWest0° 10' 27.2"11.97 miNorth984.97 mi
24 hours13° 45' 09.4"938.27 miEast3° 52' 59.1"266.90 miNorth969.68 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaSat 12:44 pm359 km223 miles194 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiSat 11:44 am869 km540 miles469 nmWest-northwest WNW
Nukualofa *Sun 12:44 pm1307 km812 miles706 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 12:44 pm1396 km867 miles754 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteSat 12:44 pm1499 km931 miles809 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSun 11:44 am1761 km1094 miles951 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sun 11:44 am2039 km1267 miles1101 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiSun 10:44 am2512 km1561 miles1356 nmNorthwest NW
Auckland *Sun 11:44 am2652 km1648 miles1432 nmSouthwest SW
Chatham Islands *Sun 12:29 pm2654 km1649 miles1433 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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