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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

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 22:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 05' South, Longitude: 153° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.78 meters/second, 1536.4 km/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.91 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"954.34 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth954.33 mi
24 hours0° 07' 03.3"7.49 mieast0° 04' 13.1"4.84 misouth8.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 22:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 46' South, Longitude: 175° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.44 meters/second, 1506.4 km/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.60 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 22' 24.5"935.77 miwest0° 04' 33.5"5.23 misouth935.56 mi
24 hours15° 14' 13.6"991.96 mieast1° 07' 10.5"77.02 misouth991.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaTue 12:08 PM643 km400 miles347 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteTue 12:08 PM761 km473 miles411 nmNortheast NE
AlofiTue 11:08 AM1726 km1072 miles932 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Wed 12:08 PM2148 km1334 miles1160 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaWed 11:08 AM2210 km1373 miles1193 nmWest W
FakaofoWed 11:08 AM2394 km1487 miles1292 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownTue 2:08 PM2423 km1506 miles1309 nmEast E
KiritimatiWed 12:08 PM2785 km1731 miles1504 nmNorth N
Suva *Wed 11:08 AM2935 km1824 miles1585 nmWest W
Chatham Islands *Wed 11:53 AM3115 km1936 miles1682 nmSouthwest SW
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