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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 50' South
Longitude: 171° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.57 meters/second, 1539.2 km/hour, 956.4 miles/hour or 831.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.1"956.09 miwest0° 00' 14.4"0.28 misouth956.08 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.2"7.20 mieast0° 05' 32.5"6.36 misouth9.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 49' South
Longitude: 109° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.11 meters/second, 1588.0 km/hour, 986.7 miles/hour or 857.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.45 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.2"986.59 miwest0° 11' 13.9"12.87 misouth986.40 mi
24 hours13° 02' 24.9"888.90 mieast4° 14' 46.1"291.89 misouth929.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSun 11:26 AM503 km313 miles272 nmWest W
Port VilaSun 11:26 AM645 km401 miles348 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSun 11:56 AM765 km476 miles413 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Sun 1:26 PM847 km526 miles457 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sun 1:26 PM865 km537 miles467 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sun 1:26 PM907 km563 miles490 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleSun 11:26 AM919 km571 miles496 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaSun 1:26 PM1406 km874 miles759 nmEast E
Auckland *Sun 1:26 PM1589 km987 miles858 nmSouth S
FunafutiSun 12:26 PM1796 km1116 miles970 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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