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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 = Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:14:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 21' South, Longitude: 158° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.11 meters/second, 1555.6 km/hour, 966.6 miles/hour or 840.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.11 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.2"966.24 miWest0° 00' 26.1"0.50 miSouth966.22 mi
24 hours0° 05' 10.4"5.56 miEast0° 10' 15.4"11.76 miSouth13.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' North, Longitude: 27° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.58 meters/second, 1521.3 km/hour, 945.3 miles/hour or 821.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.75 miWest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 miNorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 11.1"944.98 miWest0° 03' 30.1"4.02 miNorth944.81 mi
24 hours11° 36' 14.8"755.31 miEast0° 58' 20.8"66.90 miNorth755.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaWed 12:14 PM828 km515 miles447 nmEast E
BrisbaneWed 11:14 AM876 km544 miles473 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaWed 12:14 PM1105 km686 miles597 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraWed 12:14 PM1327 km825 miles717 nmNorth N
CairnsWed 11:14 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Wed 12:14 PM1562 km970 miles843 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyWed 11:14 AM1788 km1111 miles966 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Wed 12:14 PM1795 km1115 miles969 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Suva *Wed 2:14 PM2118 km1316 miles1143 nmEast E
Melbourne *Wed 12:14 PM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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