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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 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 172° 30' 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"952.95 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth952.95 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.5"7.71 mieast0° 02' 47.3"3.20 misouth8.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 21' South, Longitude: 162° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.68 meters/second, 1521.7 km/hour, 945.5 miles/hour or 821.6 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' 49.2"945.35 miwest0° 06' 41.7"7.68 minorth945.69 mi
24 hours14° 02' 52.2"922.44 mieast3° 11' 16.8"219.24 minorth955.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:24 AM632 km392 miles341 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:24 AM753 km468 miles406 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSat 11:54 AM784 km487 miles423 nmSouthwest SW
Nadi *Sat 1:24 PM793 km493 miles428 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:24 PM813 km505 miles439 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:24 PM839 km521 miles453 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSat 1:24 PM1289 km801 miles696 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:24 PM1520 km945 miles821 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 12:24 PM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiFri 1:24 PM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmEast E
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