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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 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 168° 42' 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"956.79 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 misouth956.78 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° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.70 meters/second, 1608.1 km/hour, 999.2 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 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 12.4"999.16 miwest0° 11' 51.5"13.58 misouth999.10 mi
24 hours12° 14' 45.0"843.64 mieast4° 38' 46.8"319.32 misouth898.28 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 AM237 km147 miles128 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSat 11:36 AM555 km345 miles300 nmNorth N
KingstonSat 12:06 PM704 km437 miles380 nmSouth S
LuganvilleSat 11:36 AM815 km506 miles440 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sat 1:36 PM1136 km706 miles613 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneSat 10:36 AM1664 km1034 miles898 nmWest-southwest WSW
Auckland *Sat 1:36 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaSat 1:36 PM1673 km1039 miles903 nmEast E
HoniaraSat 11:36 AM1742 km1083 miles941 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiSat 12:36 PM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmNortheast NE
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