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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 23:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 172° 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 misouth952.89 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 23:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 28' South, Longitude: 148° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.37 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' 43.9"944.58 miwest0° 06' 34.1"7.53 minorth944.91 mi
24 hours14° 05' 09.7"924.28 mieast3° 08' 41.6"216.26 minorth956.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:24 PM388 km241 miles209 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiSat 12:24 PM442 km275 miles239 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiFri 12:24 PM525 km326 miles284 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuSat 12:24 PM543 km338 miles293 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Pago PagoFri 12:24 PM1010 km627 miles545 nmNorth N
Apia *Sat 1:24 PM1046 km650 miles565 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 12:24 PM1128 km701 miles609 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:24 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:24 PM1542 km958 miles833 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 11:24 AM1871 km1163 miles1010 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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