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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 56' South, Longitude: 169° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.27 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' 05.1"5.83 misouth9.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 05' South, Longitude: 120° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.15 meters/second, 1559.3 km/hour, 968.9 miles/hour or 842.0 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' 13.7"968.65 miwest0° 09' 46.8"11.21 misouth968.37 mi
24 hours13° 56' 23.9"935.30 mieast3° 29' 25.7"240.00 misouth958.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaMon 11:36 AM292 km181 miles157 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaMon 11:36 AM582 km362 miles314 nmNorth N
KingstonMon 12:06 PM690 km428 miles372 nmSouth S
LuganvilleMon 11:36 AM847 km527 miles458 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Mon 1:36 PM1099 km683 miles593 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaMon 1:36 PM1622 km1008 miles876 nmEast E
Auckland *Mon 1:36 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneMon 10:36 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraMon 11:36 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiMon 12:36 PM1921 km1193 miles1037 nmNortheast NE
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