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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 = Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 12:24:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' South, Longitude: 172° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.02 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.55 miWest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 miSouth952.55 mi
24 hours0° 07' 19.7"7.76 miEast0° 02' 19.3"2.67 miSouth8.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 10' South, Longitude: 148° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.91 meters/second, 1551.3 km/hour, 963.9 miles/hour or 837.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.06 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.17 miNorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 26' 04.8"963.74 miWest0° 09' 11.7"10.54 miNorth964.14 mi
24 hours13° 07' 16.8"876.08 miEast4° 00' 42.3"275.78 miNorth925.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSun 11:24 AM673 km418 miles364 nmWest W
Nadi *Sun 1:24 PM771 km479 miles416 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSun 11:24 AM781 km485 miles422 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Sun 1:24 PM791 km491 miles427 nmNortheast NE
KingstonSun 11:54 AM805 km500 miles435 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Sun 1:24 PM812 km505 miles439 nmNortheast NE
Labasa *Sun 1:24 PM1020 km634 miles550 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSun 1:24 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmEast E
Auckland *Sun 1:24 PM1510 km938 miles816 nmSouth S
FunafutiSun 12:24 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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