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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 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 05' South, Longitude: 171° 56' 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"954.22 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth954.21 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 Latitude: 19° 56' South, Longitude: 151° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.94 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' 16.6"934.57 miwest0° 04' 13.4"4.84 misouth934.37 mi
24 hours15° 16' 03.2"992.81 mieast0° 58' 37.3"67.21 misouth991.97 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 AM570 km354 miles308 nmWest W
Port VilaWed 11:26 AM702 km436 miles379 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonWed 11:56 AM770 km479 miles416 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Wed 1:26 PM819 km509 miles442 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Wed 1:26 PM837 km520 miles452 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Wed 1:26 PM871 km541 miles470 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleWed 11:26 AM975 km606 miles527 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaWed 1:26 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmEast E
Auckland *Wed 1:26 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmSouth S
FunafutiWed 12:26 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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