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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

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 20:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 22' South, Longitude: 128° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.02 meters/second, 1544.5 km/hour, 959.7 miles/hour or 833.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.99 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.4"959.29 miwest0° 00' 19.0"0.36 misouth959.27 mi
24 hours0° 06' 14.8"6.66 mieast0° 07' 23.5"8.48 misouth10.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 15' North, Longitude: 122° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.87 meters/second, 1597.9 km/hour, 992.9 miles/hour or 862.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.2"992.78 miwest0° 10' 07.6"11.60 misouth993.08 mi
24 hours11° 01' 50.7"753.13 mieast4° 15' 37.2"292.77 misouth811.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 12:24 PM347 km216 miles188 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Gambier IslandsTue 11:24 AM681 km423 miles368 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 3:24 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteTue 10:24 AM2281 km1417 miles1231 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 10:24 AM3245 km2016 miles1752 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:24 AM4134 km2568 miles2232 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 9:24 AM4331 km2691 miles2338 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:24 AM4674 km2904 miles2524 nmWest W
NukualofaWed 9:24 AM4827 km2999 miles2606 nmWest W
Suva *Wed 9:24 AM5551 km3449 miles2997 nmWest W
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