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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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° 17' East

The ground speed is currently 426.17 meters/second, 1534.2 kilometres/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"952.89 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miSouth952.88 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° 02' West

The ground speed is currently 422.63 meters/second, 1521.5 kilometres/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 48.3"945.16 miWest0° 06' 40.3"7.65 miNorth945.49 mi
24 hours14° 03' 17.3"922.72 miEast3° 10' 48.7"218.69 miNorth956.05 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Nadi *Sat 1:14 PM645 km401 miles348 nm NNE
Suva *Sat 1:14 PM656 km408 miles354 nm NNE
Lautoka *Sat 1:14 PM667 km415 miles360 nm NNE
Labasa *Sat 1:14 PM870 km541 miles470 nm NNE
NoumeaSat 11:14 AM914 km568 miles494 nm W
Port VilaSat 11:14 AM950 km590 miles513 nm NW
KingstonSat 11:44 AM972 km604 miles525 nm SW
NukualofaSat 1:14 PM1009 km627 miles545 nm ENE
Auckland *Sat 1:14 PM1506 km936 miles813 nm S
AlofiFri 1:14 PM1605 km998 miles867 nm ENE