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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.

December Solstice 2010

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 23:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 175° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.64 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.76 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth951.76 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.3"7.87 mieast0° 00' 14.0"0.27 minorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 23:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 41' North
Longitude: 13° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 411.59 meters/second, 1481.7 km/hour, 920.7 miles/hour or 800.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.35 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 misouth15.35 mi
1 hour14° 25' 07.6"920.40 miwest0° 05' 24.2"6.20 misouth920.72 mi
24 hours13° 47' 58.2"880.90 mieast2° 48' 57.0"193.74 misouth910.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaWed 12:38 PM255 km158 miles138 nmNorth N
PangaiWed 12:38 PM411 km256 miles222 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuWed 12:38 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiTue 12:38 PM733 km455 miles396 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Wed 12:38 PM885 km550 miles478 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Wed 12:38 PM990 km615 miles535 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Wed 12:38 PM1001 km622 miles540 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Tue 1:38 PM1123 km698 miles606 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaTue 1:38 PM1607 km999 miles868 nmEast E
FakaofoTue 12:38 PM1614 km1003 miles871 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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