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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 = Tuesday, December 11, 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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 01' South, Longitude: 174° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.01 meters/second, 1537.2 km/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.0 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"954.77 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth954.76 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.5"7.41 miEast0° 04' 38.3"5.32 miSouth9.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 32' South, Longitude: 139° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.78 meters/second, 1529.2 km/hour, 950.2 miles/hour or 825.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.84 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miSouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 24' 02.2"949.89 miWest0° 07' 27.5"8.55 miSouth949.60 mi
24 hours14° 44' 45.3"972.65 miEast2° 23' 36.0"164.61 miSouth979.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Tue 1:16 PM661 km411 miles357 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Lautoka *Tue 1:16 PM683 km424 miles369 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Tue 1:16 PM689 km428 miles372 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaTue 11:16 AM812 km505 miles438 nmWest W
Port VilaTue 11:16 AM856 km532 miles462 nmNorthwest NW
Labasa *Tue 1:16 PM901 km560 miles486 nmNortheast NE
KingstonTue 11:46 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaTue 1:16 PM1102 km685 miles595 nmEast E
Auckland *Tue 1:16 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmSouth S
FunafutiTue 12:16 PM1687 km1048 miles911 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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