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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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 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"951.78 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 misouth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 mieast0° 00' 01.7"0.03 minorth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 60' North, Longitude: 92° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.67 meters/second, 1608.0 km/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.65 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.2"999.12 miwest0° 10' 27.0"11.97 minorth999.01 mi
24 hours10° 45' 45.9"739.00 mieast3° 58' 20.5"273.02 minorth784.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 11:36 AM410 km255 miles221 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstonFri 12:06 PM662 km412 miles358 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaFri 11:36 AM662 km412 miles358 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LuganvilleFri 11:36 AM934 km580 miles504 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Fri 1:36 PM973 km605 miles526 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Fri 1:36 PM991 km616 miles535 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Fri 1:36 PM1034 km643 miles558 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaFri 1:36 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmEast E
Auckland *Fri 1:36 PM1549 km962 miles836 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneFri 10:36 AM1787 km1110 miles965 nmWest-southwest WSW
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