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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 12:34:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 170° 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"952.88 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miSouth952.88 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 Latitude: 18° 20' South, Longitude: 164° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.73 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' 49.9"945.39 miWest0° 06' 42.7"7.70 miNorth945.73 mi
24 hours14° 02' 32.3"922.10 miEast3° 11' 39.0"219.65 miNorth955.67 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 AM410 km255 miles221 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSat 11:34 AM646 km401 miles349 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSat 12:04 PM681 km423 miles368 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleSat 11:34 AM919 km571 miles496 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Sat 1:34 PM959 km596 miles518 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:34 PM976 km607 miles527 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:34 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaSat 1:34 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:34 PM1565 km972 miles845 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneSat 10:34 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmWest-southwest WSW

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