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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 = Tuesday, November 6, 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 Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 04' South, Longitude: 144° 55' East

The ground speed is currently 445.83 meters/second, 1605.0 kilometres/hour, 997.3 miles/hour or 866.6 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"16.62 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 59' 58.4"997.08 miWest0° 00' 44.6"0.85 miSouth997.05 mi
24 hours0° 00' 45.5"0.84 miEast0° 17' 45.7"20.36 miSouth20.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' North, Longitude: 47° 43' East

The ground speed is currently 434.75 meters/second, 1565.1 kilometres/hour, 972.5 miles/hour or 845.1 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' 31.7"16.21 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 miSouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.4"972.31 miWest0° 08' 02.6"9.22 miSouth972.65 mi
24 hours11° 15' 39.9"753.63 miEast3° 32' 29.7"243.46 miSouth797.29 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
CairnsTue 12:04 PM133 km82 miles72 nmSoutheast SE
GordonvaleTue 12:04 PM147 km92 miles80 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyTue 12:04 PM771 km479 miles417 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsTue 11:34 AM1431 km889 miles773 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneTue 12:04 PM1516 km942 miles818 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraTue 11:04 AM1565 km972 miles845 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinTue 11:34 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraTue 1:04 PM1789 km1112 miles966 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariTue 11:04 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Tue 1:04 PM2071 km1287 miles1118 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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