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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 05' South
Longitude: 171° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.76 meters/second, 1536.3 km/hour, 954.6 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' 42.3"954.29 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth954.27 mi
24 hours0° 07' 03.8"7.50 mieast0° 04' 10.5"4.79 misouth8.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 56' South
Longitude: 151° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.93 meters/second, 1504.6 km/hour, 934.9 miles/hour or 812.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.58 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.58 mi
1 hour14° 22' 16.5"934.62 miwest0° 04' 13.1"4.84 misouth934.43 mi
24 hours15° 16' 04.2"992.89 mieast0° 58' 33.0"67.14 misouth992.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaWed 11:26 AM542 km337 miles293 nmWest W
Port VilaWed 11:26 AM687 km427 miles371 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonWed 11:56 AM756 km470 miles408 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Wed 1:26 PM839 km521 miles453 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Wed 1:26 PM858 km533 miles463 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Wed 1:26 PM894 km556 miles483 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleWed 11:26 AM961 km597 miles519 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaWed 1:26 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmEast E
Auckland *Wed 1:26 PM1555 km966 miles839 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 12:26 PM1804 km1121 miles974 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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