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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 21:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 37' South, Longitude: 145° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.26 meters/second, 1541.7 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' 43.7"957.58 miwest0° 00' 16.8"0.32 misouth957.57 mi
24 hours0° 06' 31.2"6.94 mieast0° 06' 29.4"7.45 misouth10.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 21:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 10' North, Longitude: 128° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.25 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1004.9 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' 31.5"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.6"1004.83 miwest0° 11' 47.5"13.50 misouth1004.92 mi
24 hours11° 34' 08.9"800.24 mieast4° 45' 13.9"326.64 misouth863.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:32 AM728 km452 miles393 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 11:32 AM1518 km943 miles820 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:32 PM1556 km967 miles840 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 10:32 AM2605 km1618 miles1406 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:32 AM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 11:32 AM3014 km1873 miles1627 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaFri 10:32 AM3105 km1929 miles1676 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:32 AM3145 km1954 miles1698 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 4:32 PM3642 km2263 miles1966 nmEast-southeast ESE
Chatham Islands *Fri 11:17 AM3728 km2317 miles2013 nmSouthwest SW
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