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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 20:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 22' South, Longitude: 133° 39' 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"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.4"959.34 miwest0° 00' 19.0"0.36 misouth959.32 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° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.95 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"993.01 miwest0° 10' 08.7"11.62 misouth993.32 mi
24 hours11° 01' 54.3"753.38 mieast4° 15' 58.9"293.20 misouth811.98 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 AM159 km99 miles86 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 12:44 PM469 km291 miles253 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteTue 10:44 AM1749 km1087 miles945 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Tue 3:44 PM2510 km1560 miles1355 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaTue 10:44 AM2702 km1679 miles1459 nmWest W
KiritimatiWed 10:44 AM3716 km2309 miles2007 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiTue 9:44 AM3787 km2353 miles2045 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 10:44 AM4133 km2568 miles2231 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 9:44 AM4260 km2647 miles2300 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 9:44 AM4287 km2664 miles2315 nmWest W
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