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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 23:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 00' South, Longitude: 173° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.02 meters/second, 1537.3 km/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"954.86 miwest0° 00' 12.1"0.23 misouth954.85 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.2"7.40 mieast0° 04' 39.2"5.34 misouth9.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 10, 2012 at 23:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 151° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.05 meters/second, 1530.2 km/hour, 950.8 miles/hour or 826.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.85 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 24' 06.4"950.57 miwest0° 07' 33.1"8.66 misouth950.28 mi
24 hours14° 43' 18.3"971.68 mieast2° 26' 11.6"167.59 misouth979.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaTue 12:26 PM273 km170 miles148 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiTue 12:26 PM365 km227 miles197 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuTue 12:26 PM485 km301 miles262 nmNorth N
AlofiMon 12:26 PM573 km356 miles310 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Tue 12:26 PM1002 km622 miles541 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pago PagoMon 12:26 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Apia *Tue 1:26 PM1031 km641 miles557 nmNorth N
RarotongaMon 1:26 PM1426 km886 miles770 nmEast E
FakaofoTue 12:26 PM1528 km950 miles825 nmNorth N
FunafutiTue 11:26 AM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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