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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 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 22' 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' 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° 56' 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"988.18 miwest0° 09' 18.7"10.67 minorth987.98 mi
24 hours10° 51' 09.1"737.07 mieast3° 27' 27.8"237.71 minorth769.93 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 AM422 km262 miles228 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSat 11:36 AM666 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSat 12:06 PM667 km414 miles360 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleSat 11:36 AM938 km583 miles507 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Sat 1:36 PM963 km599 miles520 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:36 PM981 km610 miles530 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:36 PM1023 km636 miles553 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaSat 1:36 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:36 PM1546 km960 miles835 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneSat 10:36 AM1799 km1118 miles971 nmWest-southwest WSW
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