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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 Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 31' South, Longitude: 157° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.61 meters/second, 1553.8 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.09 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 59' 46.8"965.10 miwest0° 00' 25.1"0.48 misouth965.08 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.8"5.74 mieast0° 09' 50.9"11.29 misouth12.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 47' North, Longitude: 17° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.77 meters/second, 1511.2 km/hour, 939.0 miles/hour or 816.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.3"938.67 miwest0° 01' 14.2"1.42 minorth938.61 mi
24 hours11° 41' 38.1"756.39 mieast0° 02' 51.6"3.28 minorth756.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneThu 11:18 AM805 km500 miles435 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaThu 12:18 PM920 km572 miles497 nmEast E
Port VilaThu 12:18 PM1201 km746 miles648 nmEast-northeast ENE
CairnsThu 11:18 AM1341 km833 miles724 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraThu 12:18 PM1361 km846 miles735 nmNorth N
Sydney *Thu 12:18 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Thu 12:18 PM1734 km1078 miles936 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:18 AM1738 km1080 miles938 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Thu 12:18 PM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Suva *Thu 2:18 PM2214 km1376 miles1195 nmEast E
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