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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 = Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 12:44:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 00:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 02' South, Longitude: 165° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.57 meters/second, 1578.9 km/hour, 981.1 miles/hour or 852.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.35 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"980.75 miWest0° 00' 36.3"0.70 miSouth980.72 mi
24 hours0° 03' 05.2"3.37 miEast0° 14' 24.1"16.51 miSouth16.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 00:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' South, Longitude: 148° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.65 meters/second, 1510.7 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.65 miWest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 miNorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 23' 50.2"938.48 miWest0° 04' 54.3"5.62 miNorth938.74 mi
24 hours14° 03' 38.0"916.54 miEast2° 31' 04.3"173.17 miNorth939.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port VilaSat 11:44 AM354 km220 miles191 nmEast-northeast ENE
NoumeaSat 11:44 AM380 km236 miles205 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuganvilleSat 11:44 AM440 km273 miles238 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraSat 11:44 AM1206 km749 miles651 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sat 1:44 PM1394 km866 miles753 nmEast E
BrisbaneSat 10:44 AM1559 km969 miles842 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiSat 12:44 PM1903 km1182 miles1027 nmNortheast NE
YarenSat 12:44 PM2053 km1276 miles1109 nmNorth N
NukualofaSat 1:44 PM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmEast E
CairnsSat 10:44 AM2074 km1289 miles1120 nmWest W

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