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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° 39' 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"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.4"959.35 miwest0° 00' 19.0"0.36 misouth959.33 mi
24 hours0° 06' 14.8"6.67 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° 14' North, Longitude: 122° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.88 meters/second, 1598.0 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"992.86 miwest0° 10' 07.8"11.60 misouth993.16 mi
24 hours11° 01' 50.9"753.20 mieast4° 15' 38.3"292.81 misouth811.69 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 PM334 km207 miles180 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Gambier IslandsTue 11:24 AM653 km406 miles353 nmWest W
Easter Island *Tue 3:24 PM2020 km1255 miles1091 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteTue 10:24 AM2252 km1399 miles1216 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 10:24 AM3216 km1998 miles1736 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:24 AM4111 km2554 miles2220 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 9:24 AM4302 km2673 miles2323 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:24 AM4645 km2886 miles2508 nmWest W
NukualofaWed 9:24 AM4798 km2981 miles2591 nmWest W
Suva *Wed 9:24 AM5523 km3432 miles2982 nmWest W
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