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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 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 174° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 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 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.78 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth951.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 mieast0° 00' 28.8"0.55 minorth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 49' North, Longitude: 67° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.03 meters/second, 1591.3 km/hour, 988.8 miles/hour or 859.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.4"988.71 miwest0° 09' 21.8"10.73 minorth988.51 mi
24 hours10° 50' 46.5"737.03 mieast3° 28' 53.7"239.34 minorth770.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:36 PM261 km162 miles141 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PangaiSat 12:36 PM402 km250 miles217 nmNorth N
NeiafuSat 12:36 PM534 km332 miles288 nmNorth N
AlofiFri 12:36 PM690 km429 miles372 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 12:36 PM930 km578 miles502 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sat 1:36 PM1105 km687 miles597 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaFri 1:36 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:36 PM1599 km993 miles863 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSat 11:36 AM1776 km1104 miles959 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Auckland *Sat 12:36 PM1801 km1119 miles972 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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