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Day and Night World Map

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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 00:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 16' South
Longitude: 170° 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"952.95 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth952.94 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.5"7.71 mieast0° 02' 47.1"3.20 misouth8.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 20' South
Longitude: 165° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.74 meters/second, 1521.8 km/hour, 945.6 miles/hour or 821.7 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' 06.6"0.13 minorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 23' 50.0"945.47 miwest0° 06' 42.9"7.70 minorth945.81 mi
24 hours14° 02' 29.7"922.13 mieast3° 11' 41.9"219.72 minorth955.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:34 AM382 km237 miles206 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSat 11:34 AM638 km397 miles345 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSat 12:04 PM672 km417 miles363 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleSat 11:34 AM909 km565 miles491 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Sat 1:34 PM982 km610 miles530 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:34 PM999 km621 miles539 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:34 PM1045 km649 miles564 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaSat 1:34 PM1543 km959 miles833 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:34 PM1573 km977 miles849 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneSat 10:34 AM1769 km1099 miles955 nmWest-southwest WSW
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