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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 20:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 09' South, Longitude: 131° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 426.57 meters/second, 1535.7 kilometres/hour, 954.2 miles/hour or 829.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"953.80 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miSouth953.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 07.8"7.56 miEast0° 03' 47.2"4.34 miSouth8.72 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 20:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 52' South, Longitude: 139° 28' West

The ground speed is currently 415.10 meters/second, 1494.4 kilometres/hour, 928.6 miles/hour or 806.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.48 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth15.48 mi
1 hour14° 21' 35.2"928.23 miWest0° 01' 03.2"1.21 miSouth928.18 mi
24 hours15° 20' 08.4"991.27 miEast0° 19' 15.0"22.07 miNorth992.57 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownWed 12:42 PM285 km177 miles154 nm SE
Gambier IslandsWed 11:42 AM305 km189 miles165 nm W
PapeeteWed 10:42 AM1937 km1204 miles1046 nm WNW
Easter Island *Wed 3:42 PM2321 km1442 miles1253 nm ESE
RarotongaWed 10:42 AM2871 km1784 miles1550 nm W
KiritimatiThu 10:42 AM3901 km2424 miles2106 nm NW
AlofiWed 9:42 AM3958 km2459 miles2137 nm W
Apia *Thu 10:42 AM4313 km2680 miles2329 nm W
NukualofaThu 9:42 AM4449 km2764 miles2402 nm W
Suva *Thu 9:42 AM5175 km3216 miles2794 nm W