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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 23:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 176° 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' 28.9"0.55 minorth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 23:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 50' North, Longitude: 69° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.01 meters/second, 1591.2 km/hour, 988.7 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' 02.3"988.58 miwest0° 09' 21.5"10.72 minorth988.38 mi
24 hours10° 50' 49.0"736.98 mieast3° 28' 43.9"239.14 minorth770.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NukualofaSat 12:44 PM281 km175 miles152 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PangaiSat 12:44 PM452 km281 miles244 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuSat 12:44 PM584 km363 miles316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 12:44 PM799 km497 miles432 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 12:44 PM826 km513 miles446 nmNortheast NE
Nadi *Sat 12:44 PM900 km559 miles486 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Sat 12:44 PM912 km567 miles493 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sat 1:44 PM1168 km725 miles630 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSat 12:44 PM1650 km1025 miles891 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Auckland *Sat 12:44 PM1713 km1065 miles925 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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