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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

UTC time = Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:14:00 AM.

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

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

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 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"952.89 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 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' 48.3"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 zenith

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

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

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