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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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 20:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 30' South, Longitude: 131° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.63 meters/second, 1543.1 km/hour, 958.8 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.2"958.49 miwest0° 00' 17.9"0.34 misouth958.47 mi
24 hours0° 06' 23.1"6.81 mieast0° 06' 57.0"7.97 misouth10.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 57' North, Longitude: 130° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.93 meters/second, 1612.5 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 17.6"1001.95 miwest0° 11' 09.6"12.78 misouth1002.17 mi
24 hours11° 11' 21.9"771.16 mieast4° 35' 48.9"315.87 misouth835.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 12:34 PM301 km187 miles162 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Gambier IslandsWed 11:34 AM408 km253 miles220 nmWest W
PapeeteWed 10:34 AM2013 km1251 miles1087 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Wed 3:34 PM2250 km1398 miles1215 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 10:34 AM2969 km1845 miles1603 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:34 AM3926 km2439 miles2120 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:34 AM4055 km2520 miles2190 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:34 AM4400 km2734 miles2376 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 9:34 AM4552 km2828 miles2458 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 9:34 AM5276 km3278 miles2849 nmWest W
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