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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

UTC time = Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:42:00 PM.

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

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

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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 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"953.80 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 of the movement is currently 415.10 meters/second, 1494.4 km/hour, 928.6 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"928.23 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 zenith

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

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

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