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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 08' South
Longitude: 138° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.73 meters/second, 1547.0 km/hour, 961.3 miles/hour or 835.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.02 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.1"960.95 miwest0° 00' 20.8"0.40 misouth960.93 mi
24 hours0° 05' 59.7"6.41 mieast0° 08' 08.7"9.34 misouth11.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 3, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 26' North
Longitude: 10° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.30 meters/second, 1559.9 km/hour, 969.3 miles/hour or 842.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.15 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 31' 58.0"969.11 miwest0° 07' 31.8"8.63 misouth969.44 mi
24 hours11° 07' 57.0"742.42 mieast3° 19' 53.2"229.04 misouth782.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount IsaMon 12:34 PM177 km110 miles96 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsMon 12:04 PM523 km325 miles282 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekMon 12:04 PM542 km337 miles293 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 12:34 PM942 km585 miles509 nmNortheast NE
DarwinMon 12:04 PM1356 km842 miles732 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Mon 1:04 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmSouth S
EuclaMon 11:19 AM1435 km892 miles775 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneMon 12:34 PM1565 km972 miles845 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyMon 12:34 PM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNortheast NE
Canberra *Mon 1:34 PM1777 km1104 miles959 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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