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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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 00:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 166° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.67 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.84 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 misouth951.83 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 mieast0° 00' 26.2"0.50 misouth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 00:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 41' North, Longitude: 107° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.31 meters/second, 1617.5 km/hour, 1005.1 miles/hour or 873.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 42.6"1005.07 miwest0° 11' 14.8"12.88 minorth1005.07 mi
24 hours10° 49' 36.5"748.13 mieast4° 21' 21.2"299.33 minorth803.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaThu 11:52 AM133 km83 miles72 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KingstonThu 12:22 PM650 km404 miles351 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaThu 11:52 AM671 km417 miles362 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuganvilleThu 11:52 AM883 km549 miles477 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 10:52 AM1390 km864 miles751 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Thu 1:52 PM1408 km875 miles760 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 11:52 AM1682 km1045 miles908 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Auckland *Thu 1:52 PM1703 km1058 miles920 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sydney *Thu 11:52 AM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaThu 1:52 PM1940 km1206 miles1048 nmEast E
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