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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 = Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:38:00 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).

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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 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"951.70 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 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"15.34 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaWed 12:38 PM257 km159 miles139 nmNorth N
PangaiWed 12:38 PM406 km252 miles219 nmNorth N
NeiafuWed 12:38 PM539 km335 miles291 nmNorth N
AlofiTue 12:38 PM711 km442 miles384 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Wed 12:38 PM907 km564 miles490 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Wed 12:38 PM978 km608 miles528 nmNorthwest NW
Nadi *Wed 12:38 PM1012 km629 miles547 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Tue 1:38 PM1114 km692 miles602 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaTue 1:38 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmEast E
FakaofoTue 12:38 PM1607 km999 miles868 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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