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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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 173° 41' 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"956.80 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 misouth956.79 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: 99° 51' 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"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 13.7"999.29 miwest0° 11' 51.7"13.59 misouth999.23 mi
24 hours12° 14' 09.2"843.04 mieast4° 38' 59.1"319.55 misouth897.84 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 PM670 km416 miles362 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:16 PM691 km429 miles373 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:16 PM709 km441 miles383 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaSat 11:16 AM747 km464 miles403 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:16 AM788 km490 miles426 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSat 11:46 AM905 km562 miles488 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaSat 1:16 PM1161 km721 miles627 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:16 PM1568 km974 miles847 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 12:16 PM1680 km1044 miles907 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiFri 1:16 PM1752 km1089 miles946 nmEast E
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