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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 = Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 11:26:00 PM.

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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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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 55' South, Longitude: 173° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.29 meters/second, 1538.2 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"955.40 miWest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 miSouth955.39 mi
24 hours0° 06' 52.3"7.30 miEast0° 05' 06.5"5.86 miSouth9.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 54' South, Longitude: 137° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.56 meters/second, 1560.8 km/hour, 969.8 miles/hour or 842.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.16 miWest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 miSouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 26' 20.4"969.58 miWest0° 09' 52.3"11.31 miSouth969.30 mi
24 hours13° 53' 47.9"933.17 miEast3° 32' 08.2"243.10 miSouth956.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaMon 12:26 PM278 km173 miles150 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiMon 12:26 PM361 km224 miles195 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuMon 12:26 PM478 km297 miles258 nmNorth N
AlofiSun 12:26 PM555 km345 miles299 nmNortheast NE
Pago PagoSun 12:26 PM996 km619 miles538 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Mon 12:26 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Mon 1:26 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmNorth N
RarotongaSun 1:26 PM1409 km875 miles761 nmEast E
FakaofoMon 12:26 PM1517 km943 miles819 nmNorth N
FunafutiMon 11:26 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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