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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 Friday, December 14, 2012 at 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 171° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.18 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"952.97 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth952.96 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.3"7.71 mieast0° 02' 48.5"3.22 misouth8.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 28' South, Longitude: 147° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.35 meters/second, 1520.5 km/hour, 944.8 miles/hour or 821.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.75 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 43.8"944.61 miwest0° 06' 33.7"7.52 minorth944.94 mi
24 hours14° 05' 16.2"924.44 mieast3° 08' 34.2"216.14 minorth957.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:20 PM449 km279 miles242 nmWest-northwest WNW
PangaiSat 12:20 PM484 km301 miles261 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 12:20 PM495 km308 miles268 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuSat 12:20 PM573 km356 miles309 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoFri 12:20 PM1000 km622 miles540 nmNorth N
Apia *Sat 1:20 PM1045 km649 miles564 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 12:20 PM1193 km741 miles644 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:20 PM1229 km764 miles664 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:20 PM1539 km956 miles831 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 11:20 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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