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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 19' South
Longitude: 148° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.02 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.62 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth952.62 mi
24 hours0° 07' 19.9"7.77 mieast0° 02' 47.5"3.20 minorth8.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 56' North
Longitude: 14° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.30 meters/second, 1509.5 km/hour, 938.0 miles/hour or 815.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.63 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.3"937.69 miwest0° 00' 05.6"0.11 misouth937.70 mi
24 hours11° 43' 53.3"758.15 mieast0° 29' 15.2"33.54 misouth760.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:52 AM660 km410 miles357 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:52 AM1232 km766 miles665 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:52 PM1830 km1137 miles988 nmEast E
AlofiWed 10:52 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:52 AM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:52 AM2808 km1745 miles1516 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:52 AM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:52 AM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Chatham Islands *Thu 11:37 AM3472 km2157 miles1874 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Thu 10:52 AM3533 km2195 miles1908 nmWest W
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