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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 23:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 55' South
Longitude: 173° 35' 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"955.47 miwest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 misouth955.45 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 54' South
Longitude: 137° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.55 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"969.63 miwest0° 09' 52.2"11.31 misouth969.35 mi
24 hours13° 53' 50.4"933.27 mieast3° 32' 05.5"243.07 misouth956.92 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 PM258 km161 miles140 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiMon 12:26 PM353 km220 miles191 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuMon 12:26 PM475 km295 miles256 nmNorth N
AlofiSun 12:26 PM574 km357 miles310 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Mon 12:26 PM987 km613 miles533 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pago PagoSun 12:26 PM1005 km625 miles543 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Mon 1:26 PM1024 km636 miles553 nmNorth N
RarotongaSun 1:26 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmEast E
FakaofoMon 12:26 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmNorth N
FunafutiMon 11:26 AM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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