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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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 20:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 13' South, Longitude: 132° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.37 meters/second, 1534.9 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.8 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' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.1"953.41 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 misouth953.40 mi
24 hours0° 07' 12.2"7.64 mieast0° 03' 19.5"3.81 misouth8.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 20:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' South, Longitude: 124° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.15 meters/second, 1498.1 km/hour, 930.9 miles/hour or 808.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.52 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.52 mi
1 hour14° 21' 58.1"930.68 miwest0° 02' 47.7"3.21 minorth930.83 mi
24 hours14° 56' 57.6"968.43 mieast1° 47' 54.1"123.71 minorth981.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 11:42 AM288 km179 miles156 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 12:42 PM291 km181 miles157 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteThu 10:42 AM1924 km1195 miles1039 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 3:42 PM2335 km1451 miles1261 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 10:42 AM2854 km1773 miles1541 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 10:42 AM3893 km2419 miles2102 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:42 AM3941 km2449 miles2128 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:42 AM4297 km2670 miles2320 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 9:42 AM4432 km2754 miles2393 nmWest W
Suva *Fri 9:42 AM5158 km3205 miles2785 nmWest W
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