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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:14:00 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 Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 10' South, Longitude: 143° 25' East

The ground speed is currently 432.61 meters/second, 1557.4 kilometres/hour, 967.7 miles/hour or 840.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.13 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.7"967.37 miWest0° 00' 27.1"0.52 miSouth967.34 mi
24 hours0° 05' 00.5"5.39 miEast0° 10' 38.6"12.20 miSouth13.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 04' North, Longitude: 53° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 427.28 meters/second, 1538.2 kilometres/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miNorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.4"955.52 miWest0° 05' 29.9"6.30 miNorth955.29 mi
24 hours11° 25' 07.2"751.04 miEast1° 48' 25.6"124.30 miNorth757.33 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsTue 12:14 PM532 km331 miles287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tennant CreekTue 11:44 AM977 km607 miles528 nmWest W
Alice SpringsTue 11:44 AM1020 km634 miles551 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrisbaneTue 12:14 PM1199 km745 miles647 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyTue 12:14 PM1358 km844 miles734 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Adelaide *Tue 12:44 PM1596 km991 miles862 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Tue 1:14 PM1602 km995 miles865 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinTue 11:44 AM1649 km1025 miles890 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Tue 1:14 PM1660 km1032 miles897 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Melbourne *Tue 1:14 PM1851 km1150 miles999 nmSouth S

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