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Day and Night World Map

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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.

December Solstice 2014

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 23:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 166° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.2"951.79 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth951.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 28.8"7.92 mieast0° 00' 14.3"0.27 minorth7.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 23:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 39' South
Longitude: 167° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.45 meters/second, 1520.8 km/hour, 945.0 miles/hour or 821.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.75 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 24' 46.8"944.78 miwest0° 00' 38.4"0.74 minorth944.81 mi
24 hours14° 09' 17.6"927.87 mieast0° 50' 03.3"57.38 minorth931.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AlofiSun 12:02 PM619 km385 miles334 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSun 1:02 PM706 km439 miles381 nmEast-northeast ENE
PangaiMon 12:02 PM933 km580 miles504 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 12:02 PM960 km597 miles519 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuMon 12:02 PM966 km600 miles521 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Mon 1:02 PM1213 km754 miles655 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoMon 12:02 PM1646 km1023 miles889 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Mon 12:02 PM1702 km1058 miles919 nmWest-northwest WNW
PapeeteSun 1:02 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmEast-northeast ENE
FunafutiMon 11:02 AM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmNorthwest NW
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