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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 00' West

The ground speed is currently 426.35 meters/second, 1534.8 kilometres/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"953.28 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miNorth953.29 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° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 424.61 meters/second, 1528.6 kilometres/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"949.54 miWest0° 04' 43.2"5.41 miSouth949.78 mi
24 hours11° 29' 57.9"752.25 miEast2° 17' 14.3"157.30 miSouth773.35 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 12:22 PM539 km335 miles291 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Fri 12:22 PM817 km508 miles441 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteFri 12:22 PM848 km527 miles458 nmNortheast NE
AlofiFri 11:22 AM1615 km1004 miles872 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 12:22 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:22 AM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:22 AM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmNorthwest NW
AdamstownFri 2:22 PM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmEast E
KiritimatiSat 12:22 PM2787 km1731 miles1505 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 11:22 AM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmWest W

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