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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 12:26:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 56' South, Longitude: 171° 42' 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"955.37 miWest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 miSouth955.36 mi
24 hours0° 06' 52.6"7.31 miEast0° 05' 05.4"5.84 miSouth9.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 03' South, Longitude: 122° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.21 meters/second, 1559.5 km/hour, 969.1 miles/hour or 842.1 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' 14.8"968.78 miWest0° 09' 47.5"11.22 miSouth968.50 mi
24 hours13° 56' 01.6"935.00 miEast3° 29' 49.1"240.45 miSouth957.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaMon 11:26 AM545 km339 miles294 nmWest W
Port VilaMon 11:26 AM674 km419 miles364 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonMon 11:56 AM775 km482 miles419 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Mon 1:26 PM823 km512 miles445 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Mon 1:26 PM842 km523 miles455 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Mon 1:26 PM879 km546 miles475 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleMon 11:26 AM948 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaMon 1:26 PM1367 km849 miles738 nmEast E
Auckland *Mon 1:26 PM1571 km976 miles848 nmSouth S
FunafutiMon 12:26 PM1784 km1109 miles963 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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