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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 Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' South, Longitude: 172° 38' 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"952.62 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 misouth952.61 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° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.92 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"16.07 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.17 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 26' 04.8"963.82 miwest0° 09' 11.8"10.54 minorth964.23 mi
24 hours13° 07' 14.3"876.11 mieast4° 00' 44.1"275.84 minorth925.70 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 AM645 km401 miles348 nmWest W
Port VilaSun 11:24 AM764 km475 miles413 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSun 11:54 AM787 km489 miles425 nmSouthwest SW
Nadi *Sun 1:24 PM789 km490 miles426 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sun 1:24 PM809 km502 miles437 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sun 1:24 PM833 km518 miles450 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSun 1:24 PM1278 km794 miles690 nmEast E
Auckland *Sun 1:24 PM1514 km941 miles817 nmSouth S
FunafutiSun 12:24 PM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiSat 1:24 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmEast-northeast ENE
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