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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 = Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2:06:00 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 Monday, November 19, 2012 at 02:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 31' South, Longitude: 144° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.27 meters/second, 1574.2 km/hour, 978.1 miles/hour or 850.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.30 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.4"977.82 miWest0° 00' 34.6"0.66 miSouth977.80 mi
24 hours0° 03' 30.1"3.81 miEast0° 13' 40.8"15.69 miSouth16.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 19, 2012 at 02:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 21' South, Longitude: 140° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.53 meters/second, 1567.9 km/hour, 974.3 miles/hour or 846.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.24 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 miNorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.1"974.11 miWest0° 09' 41.7"11.11 miNorth974.50 mi
24 hours12° 14' 14.1"823.63 miEast4° 07' 08.3"283.11 miNorth876.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Charters TowersMon 12:06 PM159 km99 miles86 nmEast-southeast ESE
TownsvilleMon 12:06 PM209 km130 miles113 nmEast E
CairnsMon 12:06 PM304 km189 miles164 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyMon 12:06 PM1142 km710 miles617 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneMon 12:06 PM1212 km753 miles655 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsMon 11:36 AM1226 km762 miles662 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinMon 11:36 AM1690 km1050 miles912 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Mon 1:06 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Mon 1:06 PM1796 km1116 miles970 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Mon 12:36 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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