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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: 168° 55' 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"955.44 miwest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 misouth955.42 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° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.14 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' 13.6"968.70 miwest0° 09' 46.6"11.21 misouth968.42 mi
24 hours13° 56' 26.5"935.40 mieast3° 29' 23.2"239.97 misouth958.19 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 AM264 km164 miles143 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaMon 11:36 AM578 km359 miles312 nmNorth N
KingstonMon 12:06 PM685 km426 miles370 nmSouth S
LuganvilleMon 11:36 AM841 km522 miles454 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Mon 1:36 PM1124 km699 miles607 nmEast-northeast ENE
Auckland *Mon 1:36 PM1642 km1021 miles887 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaMon 1:36 PM1651 km1026 miles891 nmEast E
BrisbaneMon 10:36 AM1677 km1042 miles906 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraMon 11:36 AM1773 km1102 miles957 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiMon 12:36 PM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmNortheast NE
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