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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 = Friday, December 21, 2012 at 12:36:00 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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 31' 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"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth951.72 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° 59' North, Longitude: 92° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.67 meters/second, 1608.0 km/hour, 999.2 miles/hour or 868.3 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' 05.1"999.06 miWest0° 10' 27.1"11.97 miNorth998.94 mi
24 hours10° 45' 45.8"738.95 miEast3° 58' 21.7"273.03 miNorth784.28 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 AM438 km272 miles236 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaFri 11:36 AM671 km417 miles362 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonFri 12:06 PM673 km418 miles364 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleFri 11:36 AM944 km587 miles510 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Fri 1:36 PM951 km591 miles514 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Fri 1:36 PM969 km602 miles523 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Fri 1:36 PM1010 km628 miles546 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaFri 1:36 PM1493 km928 miles806 nmEast E
Auckland *Fri 1:36 PM1542 km958 miles832 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneFri 10:36 AM1814 km1127 miles979 nmWest-southwest WSW

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