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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 22:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 16' South, Longitude: 155° 08' 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"952.89 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 minorth952.90 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.1"7.72 mieast0° 03' 16.0"3.75 minorth8.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 22:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 25' North, Longitude: 18° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.70 meters/second, 1514.5 km/hour, 941.1 miles/hour or 817.8 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' 42.6"940.78 miwest0° 02' 28.8"2.84 misouth940.91 mi
24 hours11° 39' 51.1"756.26 mieast1° 25' 37.3"98.16 misouth765.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:22 PM530 km329 miles286 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteThu 12:22 PM860 km534 miles464 nmNortheast NE
AlofiThu 11:22 AM1605 km997 miles867 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Fri 12:22 PM2042 km1269 miles1102 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:22 AM2082 km1294 miles1124 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:22 AM2305 km1432 miles1244 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownThu 2:22 PM2547 km1583 miles1375 nmEast E
KiritimatiFri 12:22 PM2791 km1734 miles1507 nmNorth N
Suva *Fri 11:22 AM2809 km1745 miles1517 nmWest W
Chatham Islands *Fri 12:07 PM3022 km1878 miles1632 nmSouthwest SW
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