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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 4, 2012 at 8:44:00 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 4, 2012 at 20:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 22' South, Longitude: 133° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.01 meters/second, 1544.4 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"959.27 miWest0° 00' 19.0"0.36 miSouth959.26 mi
24 hours0° 06' 14.9"6.67 miEast0° 07' 23.2"8.47 miSouth10.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 20:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 11' North, Longitude: 117° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.94 meters/second, 1598.2 km/hour, 993.1 miles/hour or 863.0 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' 08.7"11.62 miSouth993.24 mi
24 hours11° 01' 54.0"753.32 miEast4° 15' 57.9"293.16 miSouth811.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsTue 11:44 AM183 km114 miles99 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 12:44 PM447 km278 miles241 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteTue 10:44 AM1777 km1104 miles959 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Tue 3:44 PM2483 km1543 miles1340 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 10:44 AM2731 km1697 miles1474 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:44 AM3737 km2322 miles2018 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 9:44 AM3816 km2371 miles2061 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:44 AM4161 km2586 miles2247 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 9:44 AM4285 km2663 miles2314 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 9:44 AM4316 km2682 miles2330 nmWest W

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