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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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 00:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 172° 52' 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"951.79 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth951.79 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° 31' 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"988.27 miwest0° 09' 19.1"10.68 minorth988.07 mi
24 hours10° 51' 05.2"737.06 mieast3° 27' 42.2"237.98 minorth770.01 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 AM671 km417 miles362 nmWest W
Nadi *Sat 1:26 PM783 km487 miles423 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSat 11:26 AM789 km490 miles426 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSat 11:56 AM791 km492 miles427 nmSouthwest SW
Lautoka *Sat 1:26 PM803 km499 miles434 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:26 PM824 km512 miles445 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSat 1:26 PM1256 km780 miles678 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:26 PM1498 km931 miles809 nmSouth S
FunafutiSat 12:26 PM1784 km1109 miles964 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlofiFri 1:26 PM1850 km1150 miles999 nmEast-northeast ENE
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