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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 = Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 12:26:00 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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 173° 09' East

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' 00.7"0.01 miNorth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 miEast0° 00' 29.8"0.57 miNorth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 56' North, Longitude: 79° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.84 meters/second, 1590.6 km/hour, 988.4 miles/hour or 858.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.47 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 33' 02.0"988.21 miWest0° 09' 19.3"10.68 miNorth988.01 mi
24 hours10° 51' 04.8"737.01 miEast3° 27' 43.9"237.99 miNorth769.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:26 AM699 km434 miles378 nmWest W
Nadi *Sat 1:26 PM766 km476 miles414 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:26 PM786 km489 miles425 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:26 PM804 km500 miles434 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSat 11:26 AM807 km502 miles436 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSat 11:56 AM809 km503 miles437 nmSouthwest SW
Labasa *Sat 1:26 PM1013 km629 miles547 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSat 1:26 PM1227 km763 miles663 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:26 PM1495 km929 miles807 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 12:26 PM1773 km1102 miles958 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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