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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 20:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 09' South, Longitude: 132° 15' West

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"953.86 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth953.85 mi
24 hours0° 07' 07.8"7.57 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° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.10 meters/second, 1494.4 km/hour, 928.5 miles/hour or 806.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"928.30 miwest0° 01' 03.0"1.21 misouth928.24 mi
24 hours15° 20' 08.1"991.33 mieast0° 19' 19.3"22.16 minorth992.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsWed 11:42 AM276 km172 miles149 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 12:42 PM305 km190 miles165 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteWed 10:42 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Wed 3:42 PM2349 km1460 miles1268 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 10:42 AM2842 km1766 miles1535 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:42 AM3880 km2411 miles2095 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:42 AM3929 km2441 miles2121 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:42 AM4284 km2662 miles2313 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 9:42 AM4420 km2747 miles2387 nmWest W
Suva *Thu 9:42 AM5147 km3198 miles2779 nmWest W
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