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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 = Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:52:00 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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 00:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 166° 24' 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"951.77 miWest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 miSouth951.77 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° 08' 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"1005.00 miWest0° 11' 14.8"12.88 miNorth1005.01 mi
24 hours10° 49' 37.0"748.09 miEast4° 21' 22.1"299.32 miNorth803.85 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 AM128 km79 miles69 nmNorth N
KingstonThu 12:22 PM643 km399 miles347 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaThu 11:52 AM660 km410 miles357 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuganvilleThu 11:52 AM880 km547 miles475 nmNorth N
Suva *Thu 1:52 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneThu 10:52 AM1417 km880 miles765 nmWest-southwest WSW
Auckland *Thu 1:52 PM1690 km1050 miles913 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 11:52 AM1694 km1053 miles915 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Thu 11:52 AM1879 km1167 miles1014 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaThu 1:52 PM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmEast E

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