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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 20:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 22' South, Longitude: 131° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.01 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' 14.9"6.67 mieast0° 07' 23.3"8.48 misouth10.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 13' North, Longitude: 119° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.91 meters/second, 1598.1 km/hour, 993.0 miles/hour or 862.9 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"992.94 miwest0° 10' 08.3"11.61 misouth993.24 mi
24 hours11° 01' 52.5"753.29 mieast4° 15' 48.7"293.00 misouth811.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownTue 12:34 PM317 km197 miles171 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Gambier IslandsTue 11:34 AM400 km248 miles216 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteTue 10:34 AM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Tue 3:34 PM2264 km1407 miles1223 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 10:34 AM2959 km1839 miles1598 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:34 AM3909 km2429 miles2111 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 9:34 AM4045 km2513 miles2184 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:34 AM4389 km2727 miles2370 nmWest W
NukualofaWed 9:34 AM4543 km2823 miles2453 nmWest W
Suva *Wed 9:34 AM5266 km3272 miles2844 nmWest W
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