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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

UTC time = Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:46:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 01:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 33' South, Longitude: 149° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.84 meters/second, 1583.4 km/hour, 983.9 miles/hour or 855.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.40 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"983.61 miWest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 miSouth983.58 mi
24 hours0° 02' 40.8"2.93 miEast0° 15' 03.7"17.26 miSouth17.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 01:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 39' South, Longitude: 166° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.83 meters/second, 1497.0 km/hour, 930.2 miles/hour or 808.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.50 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 miSouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.5"929.88 miWest0° 02' 12.0"2.52 miSouth929.77 mi
24 hours344° 48' 05.3"983.82 miWest0° 08' 50.5"10.14 miSouth983.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Lindeman IslandThu 11:46 AM220 km137 miles119 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsThu 11:46 AM449 km279 miles242 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 11:46 AM1041 km647 miles562 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 11:46 AM1047 km650 miles565 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 12:46 PM1501 km932 miles810 nmNortheast NE
Sydney *Thu 12:46 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsThu 11:16 AM1734 km1077 miles936 nmWest-southwest WSW
Canberra *Thu 12:46 PM1855 km1153 miles1002 nmSouth S
Port VilaThu 12:46 PM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmEast E
JayapuraThu 10:46 AM2022 km1256 miles1092 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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