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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 38' South, Longitude: 171° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.22 meters/second, 1541.6 km/hour, 957.9 miles/hour or 832.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"957.49 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 misouth957.47 mi
24 hours0° 06' 32.1"6.96 mieast0° 06' 26.2"7.38 misouth10.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 86° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.18 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 29.5"1004.67 miwest0° 11' 49.9"13.55 misouth1004.75 mi
24 hours11° 37' 42.7"804.33 mieast4° 45' 27.0"326.89 misouth867.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 11:26 AM507 km315 miles274 nmWest W
Port VilaFri 11:26 AM628 km390 miles339 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonFri 11:56 AM789 km490 miles426 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Fri 1:26 PM828 km514 miles447 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Fri 1:26 PM845 km525 miles456 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Fri 1:26 PM889 km552 miles480 nmEast-northeast ENE
LuganvilleFri 11:26 AM902 km560 miles487 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaFri 1:26 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmEast E
Auckland *Fri 1:26 PM1610 km1001 miles869 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 12:26 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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