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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° 13' 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"952.90 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth952.90 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° 05' 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' 43.7"944.53 miwest0° 06' 33.7"7.52 minorth944.86 mi
24 hours14° 05' 18.6"924.41 mieast3° 08' 31.3"216.07 minorth957.07 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 PM473 km294 miles256 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiFri 12:20 PM487 km302 miles263 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PangaiSat 12:20 PM502 km312 miles271 nmNorthwest NW
NeiafuSat 12:20 PM587 km364 miles317 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoFri 12:20 PM998 km620 miles539 nmNorth N
Apia *Sat 1:20 PM1046 km650 miles565 nmNorth N
RarotongaFri 1:20 PM1201 km746 miles648 nmEast E
Suva *Sat 12:20 PM1219 km757 miles658 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSat 12:20 PM1539 km956 miles831 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 11:20 AM1925 km1196 miles1040 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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