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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° 22' 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"951.72 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth951.72 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° 48' North, Longitude: 67° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.04 meters/second, 1591.3 km/hour, 988.8 miles/hour or 859.3 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"988.65 miwest0° 09' 22.0"10.73 minorth988.45 mi
24 hours10° 50' 46.2"736.98 mieast3° 28' 55.4"239.36 minorth770.38 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 PM269 km167 miles145 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PangaiSat 12:36 PM401 km249 miles217 nmNorth N
NeiafuSat 12:36 PM531 km330 miles287 nmNorth N
AlofiFri 12:36 PM669 km416 miles361 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 12:36 PM953 km592 miles515 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sat 1:36 PM1097 km682 miles592 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaFri 1:36 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmEast E
FakaofoSat 12:36 PM1592 km989 miles860 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiSat 11:36 AM1787 km1111 miles965 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Auckland *Sat 12:36 PM1816 km1129 miles981 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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