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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 Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 147° 54' 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"952.95 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth952.96 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° 26' North, Longitude: 25° 52' 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"940.73 miwest0° 02' 26.0"2.79 misouth940.85 mi
24 hours11° 39' 59.9"756.38 mieast1° 24' 32.4"96.93 misouth765.91 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 AM659 km409 miles356 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaThu 11:52 AM1244 km773 miles672 nmWest W
AdamstownThu 1:52 PM1819 km1130 miles982 nmEast E
AlofiThu 10:52 AM2331 km1448 miles1258 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:52 AM2722 km1691 miles1470 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:52 AM2820 km1752 miles1523 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:52 AM2922 km1816 miles1578 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 11:52 AM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Chatham Islands *Fri 11:37 AM3484 km2165 miles1881 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Fri 10:52 AM3545 km2203 miles1914 nmWest W
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