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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 9:46:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 23° 09' South, Longitude: 147° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 426.56 meters/second, 1535.6 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"953.77 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miSouth953.76 mi
24 hours0° 07' 08.1"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 Latitude: 20° 53' South, Longitude: 154° 47' West

The ground speed is currently 415.04 meters/second, 1494.2 kilometres/hour, 928.4 miles/hour or 806.8 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"15.47 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 34.5"928.11 miWest0° 00' 52.9"1.01 miSouth928.06 mi
24 hours15° 19' 44.1"990.71 miEast0° 23' 21.2"26.78 miNorth992.35 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
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM644 km400 miles348 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Wed 11:46 AM835 km519 miles451 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1236 km768 miles667 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM1828 km1136 miles987 nmEast E
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2323 km1443 miles1254 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM2814 km1748 miles1519 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM2907 km1806 miles1570 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Chatham Islands *Thu 11:31 AM3488 km2167 miles1883 nmSouthwest SW

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