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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 Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 00:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 29' 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"951.85 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 minorth951.85 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: 71° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.67 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"974.42 miwest0° 07' 52.0"9.02 minorth974.17 mi
24 hours11° 02' 59.3"740.36 mieast2° 49' 31.0"194.28 minorth760.60 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 AM434 km270 miles234 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSun 11:36 AM670 km416 miles362 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSun 12:06 PM672 km418 miles363 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleSun 11:36 AM942 km586 miles509 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Sun 1:36 PM953 km592 miles515 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sun 1:36 PM971 km603 miles524 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sun 1:36 PM1012 km629 miles547 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSun 1:36 PM1496 km929 miles808 nmEast E
Auckland *Sun 1:36 PM1543 km959 miles833 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneSun 10:36 AM1811 km1125 miles978 nmWest-southwest WSW
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