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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 = Saturday, November 17, 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 Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 02' South, Longitude: 155° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.55 meters/second, 1578.8 km/hour, 981.0 miles/hour or 852.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.35 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"980.71 miWest0° 00' 36.3"0.70 miSouth980.68 mi
24 hours0° 03' 05.5"3.37 miEast0° 14' 23.6"16.50 miSouth16.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 30' South, Longitude: 157° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.82 meters/second, 1511.3 km/hour, 939.1 miles/hour or 816.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"15.65 miWest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 miNorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 23' 53.5"938.85 miWest0° 04' 59.5"5.72 miNorth939.11 mi
24 hours14° 02' 11.3"915.28 miEast2° 32' 55.1"175.28 miNorth938.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:24 AM961 km597 miles519 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 11:24 AM1030 km640 miles556 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 12:24 PM1178 km732 miles636 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NoumeaSat 12:24 PM1220 km758 miles659 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbySat 11:24 AM1371 km852 miles740 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaSat 12:24 PM1388 km862 miles749 nmEast E
Sydney *Sat 12:24 PM1691 km1051 miles913 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Sat 12:24 PM1898 km1179 miles1025 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsSat 10:54 AM2273 km1412 miles1227 nmWest-southwest WSW
Melbourne *Sat 12:24 PM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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