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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 00:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 167° 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' 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° 60' North, Longitude: 84° 22' 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"988.09 miwest0° 09' 18.0"10.66 minorth987.89 mi
24 hours10° 51' 12.8"737.08 mieast3° 27' 13.6"237.43 minorth769.84 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 AM195 km121 miles105 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonSat 12:16 PM622 km387 miles336 nmSouth S
Port VilaSat 11:46 AM633 km393 miles342 nmNorth N
LuganvilleSat 11:46 AM880 km547 miles475 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 1:46 PM1245 km774 miles672 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneSat 10:46 AM1557 km968 miles841 nmWest-southwest WSW
Auckland *Sat 1:46 PM1627 km1011 miles879 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NukualofaSat 1:46 PM1762 km1095 miles952 nmEast E
HoniaraSat 11:46 AM1764 km1096 miles952 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Sat 11:46 AM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmSouthwest SW
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