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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 = Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:24:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 48' South, Longitude: 155° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.20 meters/second, 1581.1 km/hour, 982.5 miles/hour or 853.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.0"982.16 miWest0° 00' 37.1"0.71 miSouth982.13 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.3"3.15 miEast0° 14' 43.9"16.89 miSouth17.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' South, Longitude: 172° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.62 meters/second, 1496.2 km/hour, 929.7 miles/hour or 807.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.3"15.50 miWest0° 00' 01.5"0.03 miNorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 22' 20.4"929.42 miWest0° 01' 32.6"1.77 miNorth929.50 mi
24 hours14° 47' 45.8"956.80 miEast1° 17' 51.7"89.27 miNorth964.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneFri 11:24 AM986 km613 miles533 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsFri 11:24 AM1020 km634 miles551 nmWest W
HoniaraFri 12:24 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaFri 12:24 PM1234 km767 miles666 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:24 AM1347 km837 miles727 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaFri 12:24 PM1391 km865 miles751 nmEast E
Sydney *Fri 12:24 PM1716 km1066 miles927 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Fri 12:24 PM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsFri 10:54 AM2276 km1414 miles1229 nmWest-southwest WSW
Melbourne *Fri 12:24 PM2331 km1448 miles1259 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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