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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 = Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:04:00 AM.

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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 Monday, November 5, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 46' South, Longitude: 144° 54' East

The ground speed is currently 446.50 meters/second, 1607.4 kilometres/hour, 998.8 miles/hour or 867.9 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° 15' 00.0"16.65 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 miSouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.8"998.58 miWest0° 00' 45.3"0.87 miSouth998.55 mi
24 hours0° 00' 32.8"0.61 miEast0° 18' 01.6"20.66 miSouth20.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 5, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' North, Longitude: 36° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 428.49 meters/second, 1542.6 kilometres/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 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' 31.5"15.97 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 28.3"958.25 miWest0° 06' 08.4"7.04 miSouth958.54 mi
24 hours11° 20' 55.9"748.80 miEast2° 49' 45.1"194.54 miSouth778.97 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
CairnsMon 12:04 PM159 km99 miles86 nmSoutheast SE
GordonvaleMon 12:04 PM175 km109 miles95 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyMon 12:04 PM740 km460 miles400 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsMon 11:34 AM1451 km901 miles783 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraMon 11:04 AM1533 km953 miles828 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneMon 12:04 PM1544 km960 miles834 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinMon 11:34 AM1561 km970 miles843 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraMon 1:04 PM1778 km1105 miles960 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariMon 11:04 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Mon 1:04 PM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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