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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 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' South, Longitude: 147° 45' 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"952.55 miwest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 minorth952.56 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 Latitude: 20° 56' North, Longitude: 14° 25' 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"937.63 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth937.63 mi
24 hours11° 43' 53.3"758.09 mieast0° 29' 12.6"33.49 misouth760.05 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 AM668 km415 miles361 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:52 AM1260 km783 miles681 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:52 PM1802 km1120 miles973 nmEast E
AlofiWed 10:52 AM2347 km1459 miles1267 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:52 AM2739 km1702 miles1479 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:52 AM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:52 AM2938 km1826 miles1587 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:52 AM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Chatham Islands *Thu 11:37 AM3491 km2169 miles1885 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Thu 10:52 AM3561 km2213 miles1923 nmWest W
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