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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 9:34:00 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 21:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 22' South, Longitude: 145° 52' 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"15.99 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.4"959.24 miWest0° 00' 19.0"0.36 miSouth959.22 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° 29' 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"993.33 miWest0° 10' 11.2"11.67 miSouth993.63 mi
24 hours11° 02' 02.9"753.78 miEast4° 16' 48.8"294.13 miSouth812.64 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 AM661 km411 miles357 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaTue 11:34 AM1444 km897 miles780 nmWest W
AdamstownTue 1:34 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiTue 10:34 AM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:34 AM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiWed 11:34 AM2957 km1837 miles1597 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaWed 10:34 AM3033 km1885 miles1638 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 10:34 AM3064 km1904 miles1655 nmWest-northwest WNW
Chatham Islands *Wed 11:19 AM3696 km2297 miles1996 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Tue 4:34 PM3719 km2311 miles2008 nmEast-southeast ESE

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