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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 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 22:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 13' South, Longitude: 155° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.35 meters/second, 1534.8 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.35 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth953.36 mi
24 hours0° 07' 13.9"7.67 mieast0° 03' 43.9"4.28 minorth8.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 28, 2012 at 22:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 60' North, Longitude: 30° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.61 meters/second, 1528.6 km/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.4"949.62 miwest0° 04' 43.3"5.42 misouth949.86 mi
24 hours11° 29' 57.3"752.29 mieast2° 17' 16.5"157.36 misouth773.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 12:22 PM513 km319 miles277 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteFri 12:22 PM867 km539 miles468 nmNortheast NE
AlofiFri 11:22 AM1588 km987 miles857 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 12:22 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:22 AM2065 km1283 miles1115 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:22 AM2288 km1422 miles1236 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownFri 2:22 PM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmEast E
KiritimatiSat 12:22 PM2784 km1730 miles1503 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 11:22 AM2792 km1735 miles1508 nmWest W
Chatham Islands *Sat 12:07 PM3018 km1875 miles1629 nmSouthwest SW
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