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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 Monday, December 3, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 08' South, Longitude: 138° 57' 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"960.89 miwest0° 00' 20.8"0.40 misouth960.87 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 Latitude: 15° 26' North, Longitude: 10° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.29 meters/second, 1559.9 km/hour, 969.2 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 misouth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 31' 57.9"969.03 miwest0° 07' 31.8"8.63 misouth969.36 mi
24 hours11° 07' 57.3"742.37 mieast3° 19' 51.4"228.99 misouth782.15 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 PM166 km103 miles89 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsMon 12:04 PM550 km342 miles297 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekMon 12:04 PM567 km353 miles306 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 12:34 PM919 km571 miles496 nmNortheast NE
DarwinMon 12:04 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Mon 1:04 PM1419 km882 miles766 nmSouth S
EuclaMon 11:19 AM1454 km903 miles785 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneMon 12:34 PM1539 km956 miles831 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyMon 12:34 PM1656 km1029 miles894 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Mon 1:34 PM1761 km1094 miles951 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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