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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 12:36:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 39' 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' 30.0"0.57 miNorth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 58' North, Longitude: 81° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.80 meters/second, 1590.5 km/hour, 988.3 miles/hour or 858.8 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' 01.8"988.12 miWest0° 09' 18.7"10.67 miNorth987.92 mi
24 hours10° 51' 08.6"737.02 miEast3° 27' 29.5"237.72 miNorth769.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:36 AM450 km280 miles243 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSat 11:36 AM675 km420 miles365 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSat 12:06 PM678 km421 miles366 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Sat 1:36 PM941 km585 miles508 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleSat 11:36 AM949 km590 miles513 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Lautoka *Sat 1:36 PM959 km596 miles518 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:36 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSat 1:36 PM1480 km920 miles799 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:36 PM1539 km956 miles831 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneSat 10:36 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmWest-southwest WSW

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