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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

UTC time = Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:26:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 173° 32' 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"956.76 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miSouth956.75 mi
24 hours0° 06' 39.1"7.08 miEast0° 06' 00.6"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 Latitude: 4° 58' South, Longitude: 112° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.90 meters/second, 1608.9 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"999.54 miWest0° 11' 52.3"13.59 miSouth999.49 mi
24 hours12° 12' 38.5"841.47 miEast4° 39' 29.5"320.11 miSouth896.66 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 PM247 km153 miles133 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiSat 12:26 PM334 km208 miles180 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuSat 12:26 PM454 km282 miles245 nmNorth N
AlofiFri 12:26 PM554 km344 miles299 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 12:26 PM981 km610 miles530 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pago PagoFri 12:26 PM982 km610 miles530 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Sat 1:26 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:26 PM1005 km624 miles543 nmNorth N
Labasa *Sat 12:26 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaFri 1:26 PM1430 km888 miles772 nmEast E

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