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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 12:36:00 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 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 168° 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"956.73 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miSouth956.71 mi
24 hours0° 06' 39.4"7.08 miEast0° 05' 59.2"6.87 miSouth9.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 12' South, Longitude: 95° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.71 meters/second, 1608.1 km/hour, 999.3 miles/hour or 868.3 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 miSouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 12.6"999.10 miWest0° 11' 51.5"13.58 miSouth999.04 mi
24 hours12° 14' 43.0"843.55 miEast4° 38' 47.5"319.31 miSouth898.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:36 AM265 km165 miles143 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:36 AM557 km346 miles301 nmNorth N
KingstonSat 12:06 PM708 km440 miles382 nmSouth S
LuganvilleSat 11:36 AM821 km510 miles443 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sat 1:36 PM1110 km690 miles599 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaSat 1:36 PM1644 km1022 miles888 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:36 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneSat 10:36 AM1690 km1050 miles913 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraSat 11:36 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiSat 12:36 PM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmNortheast NE

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