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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 20:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 36' South, Longitude: 124° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.28 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.69 miwest0° 00' 16.8"0.32 misouth957.68 mi
24 hours0° 06' 30.7"6.94 mieast0° 06' 31.0"7.48 misouth10.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 26' North, Longitude: 148° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.26 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.6"1004.93 miwest0° 11' 46.2"13.48 misouth1005.03 mi
24 hours11° 32' 31.1"798.40 mieast4° 45' 03.7"326.46 misouth861.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:08 PM638 km397 miles345 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:08 PM1604 km997 miles866 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 10:08 AM2684 km1668 miles1449 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 10:08 AM3646 km2266 miles1969 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 10:08 AM4481 km2784 miles2420 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 9:08 AM4733 km2941 miles2555 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:08 AM5079 km3156 miles2742 nmWest W
LimaThu 3:08 PM5150 km3200 miles2781 nmEast E
NukualofaFri 9:08 AM5224 km3246 miles2820 nmWest W
Santiago *Thu 5:08 PM5363 km3332 miles2896 nmEast-southeast ESE
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