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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 = Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:16:00 AM.

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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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 173° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.88 meters/second, 1540.4 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 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"956.74 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miSouth956.72 mi
24 hours0° 06' 39.3"7.08 miEast0° 05' 59.7"6.88 miSouth9.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 08' South, Longitude: 100° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.76 meters/second, 1608.3 km/hour, 999.4 miles/hour or 868.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.65 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 13.7"999.23 miWest0° 11' 51.7"13.58 miSouth999.17 mi
24 hours12° 14' 07.2"842.95 miEast4° 38' 59.7"319.54 miSouth897.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Sat 1:16 PM654 km406 miles353 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:16 PM674 km419 miles364 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 1:16 PM689 km428 miles372 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaSat 11:16 AM776 km482 miles419 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:16 AM809 km503 miles437 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Sat 1:16 PM898 km558 miles485 nmNortheast NE
KingstonSat 11:46 AM924 km574 miles499 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaSat 1:16 PM1132 km704 miles611 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:16 PM1567 km973 miles846 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 12:16 PM1669 km1037 miles901 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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