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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° 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 23:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' South, Longitude: 148° 18' 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' 44.0"944.66 miwest0° 06' 34.2"7.53 minorth944.99 mi
24 hours14° 05' 07.2"924.31 mieast3° 08' 44.3"216.33 minorth957.04 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 PM365 km227 miles197 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiSat 12:24 PM428 km266 miles231 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NeiafuSat 12:24 PM534 km332 miles288 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlofiFri 12:24 PM539 km335 miles291 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Pago PagoFri 12:24 PM1015 km630 miles548 nmNorth N
Apia *Sat 1:24 PM1048 km651 miles566 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 12:24 PM1103 km685 miles595 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 1:24 PM1330 km827 miles718 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:24 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 11:24 AM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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