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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 44' South
Longitude: 173° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.89 meters/second, 1540.4 km/hour, 957.2 miles/hour or 831.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 misouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.5"956.83 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 misouth956.81 mi
24 hours0° 06' 39.1"7.08 mieast0° 06' 00.5"6.89 misouth9.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 58' South
Longitude: 111° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.90 meters/second, 1608.8 km/hour, 999.7 miles/hour or 868.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.9"999.61 miwest0° 11' 52.2"13.60 misouth999.55 mi
24 hours12° 12' 40.5"841.56 mieast4° 39' 28.8"320.12 misouth896.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:26 PM227 km141 miles123 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiSat 12:26 PM328 km204 miles177 nmNorth N
NeiafuSat 12:26 PM452 km281 miles244 nmNorth N
AlofiFri 12:26 PM575 km357 miles310 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 12:26 PM956 km594 miles516 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pago PagoFri 12:26 PM993 km617 miles536 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sat 1:26 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:26 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmNorth N
RarotongaFri 1:26 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:26 PM1504 km935 miles812 nmNorth N
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