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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 12:46:00 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 00:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 168° 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' 30.1"0.58 miNorth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 00:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 59' North, Longitude: 84° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.76 meters/second, 1590.3 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 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' 01.7"988.03 miWest0° 09' 18.2"10.66 miNorth987.83 mi
24 hours10° 51' 12.5"737.02 miEast3° 27' 15.1"237.45 miNorth769.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:46 AM217 km135 miles117 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSat 12:16 PM622 km387 miles336 nmSouth S
Port VilaSat 11:46 AM631 km392 miles341 nmNorth N
LuganvilleSat 11:46 AM883 km548 miles477 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 1:46 PM1220 km758 miles659 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneSat 10:46 AM1584 km984 miles855 nmWest-southwest WSW
Auckland *Sat 1:46 PM1617 km1005 miles873 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaSat 1:46 PM1734 km1077 miles936 nmEast E
HoniaraSat 11:46 AM1778 km1105 miles960 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Sat 11:46 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmSouthwest SW

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