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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.

## December Solstice 2010

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 23:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 174° 56' West

The ground speed is currently 425.64 meters/second, 1532.3 kilometres/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 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"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.70 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miNorth951.70 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 Latitude: 22° 41' North, Longitude: 13° 58' East

The ground speed is currently 411.59 meters/second, 1481.7 kilometres/hour, 920.7 miles/hour or 800.1 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' 25.0"15.34 miWest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 miSouth15.35 mi
1 hour14° 25' 07.4"920.32 miWest0° 05' 24.0"6.19 miSouth920.65 mi
24 hours13° 47' 59.0"880.84 miEast2° 48' 53.4"193.66 miSouth910.31 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
NukualofaWed 12:38 PM257 km159 miles139 nm N
PangaiWed 12:38 PM406 km252 miles219 nm N
NeiafuWed 12:38 PM539 km335 miles291 nm N
AlofiTue 12:38 PM711 km442 miles384 nm NE
Suva *Wed 12:38 PM907 km564 miles490 nm NW
Labasa *Wed 12:38 PM978 km608 miles528 nm NW
Nadi *Wed 12:38 PM1012 km629 miles547 nm NW
Apia *Tue 1:38 PM1114 km692 miles602 nm NNE
RarotongaTue 1:38 PM1579 km981 miles853 nm E
FakaofoTue 12:38 PM1607 km999 miles868 nm NNE