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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 21:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 22' South, Longitude: 146° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.00 meters/second, 1544.4 km/hour, 959.6 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"959.31 miwest0° 00' 19.0"0.36 misouth959.29 mi
24 hours0° 06' 15.2"6.67 mieast0° 07' 22.3"8.45 misouth10.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 21:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 03' North, Longitude: 105° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.12 meters/second, 1598.8 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.56 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.19 misouth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.3"993.41 miwest0° 10' 11.2"11.67 misouth993.71 mi
24 hours11° 02' 03.2"753.84 mieast4° 16' 50.0"294.17 misouth812.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:34 AM645 km401 miles348 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 11:34 AM1415 km879 miles764 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:34 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiTue 10:34 AM2501 km1554 miles1351 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:34 AM2868 km1782 miles1548 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiWed 11:34 AM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaWed 10:34 AM3004 km1867 miles1622 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:34 AM3041 km1890 miles1642 nmWest-northwest WNW
Chatham Islands *Wed 11:19 AM3679 km2286 miles1986 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Wed 10:34 AM3723 km2314 miles2010 nmWest W
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