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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 = Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:16:00 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 Monday, December 10, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 55' South, Longitude: 174° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.28 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"955.38 miWest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 miSouth955.37 mi
24 hours0° 06' 52.5"7.31 miEast0° 05' 05.6"5.84 miSouth9.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 02' South, Longitude: 125° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.26 meters/second, 1559.8 km/hour, 969.2 miles/hour or 842.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.15 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miSouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 26' 15.6"968.92 miWest0° 09' 48.4"11.24 miSouth968.63 mi
24 hours13° 55' 39.5"934.70 miEast3° 30' 12.5"240.90 miSouth957.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Mon 1:16 PM659 km410 miles356 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Lautoka *Mon 1:16 PM680 km423 miles367 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Mon 1:16 PM690 km429 miles372 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaMon 11:16 AM800 km497 miles432 nmWest W
Port VilaMon 11:16 AM840 km522 miles454 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Mon 1:16 PM901 km560 miles486 nmNortheast NE
KingstonMon 11:46 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaMon 1:16 PM1112 km691 miles601 nmEast E
Auckland *Mon 1:16 PM1544 km960 miles834 nmSouth S
FunafutiMon 12:16 PM1681 km1045 miles908 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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