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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 = Thursday, December 13, 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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 20:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 13' South, Longitude: 131° 51' 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"953.34 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miSouth953.33 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° 07' 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"15.51 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miNorth15.51 mi
1 hour14° 21' 58.0"930.61 miWest0° 02' 47.6"3.20 miNorth930.75 mi
24 hours14° 56' 59.2"968.39 miEast1° 47' 50.2"123.63 miNorth981.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:42 PM272 km169 miles147 nmSoutheast SE
Gambier IslandsThu 11:42 AM317 km197 miles171 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 10:42 AM1951 km1212 miles1053 nmWest-northwest WNW
Easter Island *Thu 3:42 PM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaThu 10:42 AM2883 km1791 miles1557 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 10:42 AM3915 km2432 miles2114 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:42 AM3970 km2467 miles2143 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:42 AM4326 km2688 miles2336 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 9:42 AM4460 km2771 miles2408 nmWest W
Suva *Fri 9:42 AM5187 km3223 miles2801 nmWest W

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