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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 12:26:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 01' South, Longitude: 171° 49' 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' 38.0"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 Latitude: 17° 33' South, Longitude: 136° 55' 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 miSouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 01.4"949.76 miWest0° 07' 26.2"8.53 miSouth949.47 mi
24 hours14° 45' 03.1"972.86 miEast2° 23' 04.0"164.00 miSouth979.98 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 AM558 km347 miles301 nmWest W
Port VilaTue 11:26 AM688 km427 miles371 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonTue 11:56 AM773 km480 miles417 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Tue 1:26 PM821 km510 miles443 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Tue 1:26 PM840 km522 miles453 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Tue 1:26 PM876 km544 miles473 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleTue 11:26 AM962 km598 miles519 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaTue 1:26 PM1356 km843 miles732 nmEast E
Auckland *Tue 1:26 PM1560 km969 miles842 nmSouth S
FunafutiTue 12:26 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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