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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° 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' 29.0"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° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.00 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"988.64 miwest0° 09' 21.5"10.72 minorth988.44 mi
24 hours10° 50' 49.6"737.03 mieast3° 28' 42.3"239.13 minorth770.35 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 PM295 km183 miles159 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PangaiSat 12:44 PM466 km289 miles252 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NeiafuSat 12:44 PM597 km371 miles322 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Suva *Sat 12:44 PM780 km485 miles421 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 12:44 PM850 km528 miles459 nmEast-northeast ENE
Nadi *Sat 12:44 PM879 km546 miles475 nmNorthwest NW
Lautoka *Sat 12:44 PM892 km554 miles482 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sat 1:44 PM1180 km733 miles637 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSat 12:44 PM1660 km1031 miles896 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaSat 10:44 AM1689 km1050 miles912 nmWest-northwest WNW
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