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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 09' South
Longitude: 148° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.56 meters/second, 1535.6 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"953.84 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth953.83 mi
24 hours0° 07' 08.2"7.57 mieast0° 03' 46.0"4.32 misouth8.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 53' South
Longitude: 155° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.04 meters/second, 1494.1 km/hour, 928.4 miles/hour or 806.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 34.5"928.17 miwest0° 00' 52.7"1.01 misouth928.13 mi
24 hours15° 19' 43.7"990.77 mieast0° 23' 25.5"26.86 minorth992.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM637 km396 miles344 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1207 km750 miles652 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmEast E
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2294 km1426 miles1239 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM2685 km1668 miles1450 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM2785 km1731 miles1504 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM2885 km1792 miles1558 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM2938 km1825 miles1586 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Chatham Islands *Thu 11:31 AM3471 km2157 miles1874 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Thu 10:46 AM3509 km2181 miles1895 nmWest W
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