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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 01' South
Longitude: 174° 02' 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"954.84 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth954.83 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 32' South
Longitude: 139° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.77 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' 02.1"949.94 miwest0° 07' 27.3"8.55 misouth949.65 mi
24 hours14° 44' 47.3"972.74 mieast2° 23' 32.5"164.56 misouth979.94 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 PM676 km420 miles365 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Lautoka *Tue 1:16 PM697 km433 miles376 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Tue 1:16 PM708 km440 miles382 nmNortheast NE
NoumeaTue 11:16 AM783 km487 miles423 nmWest W
Port VilaTue 11:16 AM835 km519 miles451 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonTue 11:46 AM903 km561 miles488 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaTue 1:16 PM1131 km702 miles610 nmEast E
Auckland *Tue 1:16 PM1536 km954 miles829 nmSouth S
FunafutiTue 12:16 PM1697 km1054 miles916 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiMon 1:16 PM1724 km1071 miles931 nmEast-northeast ENE
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