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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 = Sunday, December 23, 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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.68 meters/second, 1532.4 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"951.78 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 miNorth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.6"7.88 miEast0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miNorth7.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 25' North, Longitude: 70° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.68 meters/second, 1568.4 km/hour, 974.6 miles/hour or 846.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.24 miWest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miNorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 32' 38.6"974.36 miWest0° 07' 52.1"9.02 miNorth974.11 mi
24 hours11° 02' 58.7"740.31 miEast2° 49' 32.9"194.30 miNorth760.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSun 11:36 AM462 km287 miles250 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSun 11:36 AM679 km422 miles367 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSun 12:06 PM684 km425 miles369 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Sun 1:36 PM931 km579 miles503 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sun 1:36 PM949 km590 miles512 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleSun 11:36 AM954 km592 miles515 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sun 1:36 PM989 km614 miles534 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSun 1:36 PM1467 km912 miles792 nmEast E
Auckland *Sun 1:36 PM1536 km955 miles830 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneSun 10:36 AM1838 km1142 miles993 nmWest-southwest WSW

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