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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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 175° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.17 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"952.96 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth952.95 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.5"7.71 mieast0° 02' 47.6"3.20 misouth8.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 22' South, Longitude: 160° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.63 meters/second, 1521.5 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 23' 48.4"945.24 miwest0° 06' 40.4"7.65 minorth945.57 mi
24 hours14° 03' 14.9"922.75 mieast3° 10' 51.6"218.76 minorth956.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Sat 1:14 PM656 km407 miles354 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 1:14 PM671 km417 miles362 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Lautoka *Sat 1:14 PM678 km421 miles366 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaSat 11:14 AM885 km550 miles478 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:14 AM928 km577 miles501 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSat 11:44 AM951 km591 miles513 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaSat 1:14 PM1037 km645 miles560 nmEast-northeast ENE
Auckland *Sat 1:14 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmSouth S
AlofiFri 1:14 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmEast-northeast ENE
FunafutiSat 12:14 PM1694 km1052 miles915 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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