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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 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 01' South
Longitude: 171° 32' 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 misouth954.82 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.5"7.41 mieast0° 04' 38.0"5.32 misouth9.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 33' South
Longitude: 136° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.72 meters/second, 1529.0 km/hour, 950.1 miles/hour or 825.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.83 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 24' 01.3"949.81 miwest0° 07' 26.1"8.52 misouth949.53 mi
24 hours14° 45' 04.9"972.96 mieast2° 23' 00.6"163.95 misouth980.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaTue 11:26 AM529 km329 miles285 nmWest W
Port VilaTue 11:26 AM674 km419 miles364 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonTue 11:56 AM758 km471 miles409 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Tue 1:26 PM842 km523 miles455 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Tue 1:26 PM861 km535 miles465 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Tue 1:26 PM899 km558 miles485 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleTue 11:26 AM947 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaTue 1:26 PM1385 km860 miles748 nmEast E
Auckland *Tue 1:26 PM1565 km973 miles845 nmSouth S
FunafutiTue 12:26 PM1802 km1120 miles973 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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