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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 12:36:00 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 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 01' South, Longitude: 169° 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 miSouth954.75 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.5"7.41 miEast0° 04' 37.8"5.31 miSouth9.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 34' South, Longitude: 134° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.67 meters/second, 1528.8 km/hour, 950.0 miles/hour or 825.5 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' 00.5"949.64 miWest0° 07' 25.1"8.50 miSouth949.35 mi
24 hours14° 45' 20.5"973.07 miEast2° 22' 32.0"163.39 miSouth980.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaTue 11:36 AM306 km190 miles165 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaTue 11:36 AM593 km368 miles320 nmNorth N
KingstonTue 12:06 PM683 km425 miles369 nmSouth S
LuganvilleTue 11:36 AM860 km534 miles464 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Tue 1:36 PM1023 km636 miles553 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Tue 1:36 PM1093 km679 miles590 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaTue 1:36 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmEast E
Auckland *Tue 1:36 PM1621 km1007 miles875 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneTue 10:36 AM1712 km1064 miles924 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraTue 11:36 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmNorthwest NW

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