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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

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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: 154° 55' 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"16.38 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.0"982.23 miwest0° 00' 37.1"0.71 misouth982.20 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° 55' 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' 20.5"929.49 miwest0° 01' 32.9"1.77 minorth929.57 mi
24 hours14° 47' 44.0"956.84 mieast1° 17' 55.5"89.35 minorth965.01 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 AM980 km609 miles529 nmSouth S
CairnsFri 11:24 AM991 km616 miles535 nmWest W
HoniaraFri 12:24 PM1170 km727 miles631 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaFri 12:24 PM1262 km784 miles681 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:24 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaFri 12:24 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmEast E
Sydney *Fri 12:24 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Fri 12:24 PM1914 km1189 miles1034 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsFri 10:54 AM2249 km1398 miles1215 nmWest-southwest WSW
Melbourne *Fri 12:24 PM2320 km1441 miles1252 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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