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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 = Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:52:00 PM.

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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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 147° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.17 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.88 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 miNorth952.89 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.2"7.72 miEast0° 03' 15.5"3.74 miNorth8.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' North, Longitude: 26° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.65 meters/second, 1514.3 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.68 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 miSouth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.4"940.66 miWest0° 02' 25.9"2.79 miSouth940.78 mi
24 hours11° 40' 00.4"756.33 miEast1° 24' 30.0"96.87 miSouth765.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:52 AM667 km414 miles360 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaThu 11:52 AM1272 km790 miles687 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:52 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmEast E
AlofiThu 10:52 AM2359 km1466 miles1274 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:52 AM2749 km1708 miles1484 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:52 AM2849 km1770 miles1538 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:52 AM2944 km1830 miles1590 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 11:52 AM2974 km1848 miles1606 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Chatham Islands *Fri 11:37 AM3501 km2175 miles1890 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Fri 10:52 AM3574 km2221 miles1930 nmWest W

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