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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 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 16' South, Longitude: 153° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.33 meters/second, 1545.6 km/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.01 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.8"960.06 miwest0° 00' 19.9"0.38 misouth960.04 mi
24 hours0° 06' 08.1"6.55 mieast0° 07' 43.9"8.87 misouth11.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 15' North, Longitude: 36° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.42 meters/second, 1581.9 km/hour, 983.0 miles/hour or 854.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.38 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 32' 20.4"982.87 miwest0° 09' 04.7"10.40 misouth983.20 mi
24 hours11° 01' 40.8"745.55 mieast3° 53' 33.7"267.56 misouth796.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneTue 11:34 AM581 km361 miles314 nmSouth S
CairnsTue 11:34 AM1026 km638 miles554 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaTue 12:34 PM1306 km812 miles705 nmEast E
Sydney *Tue 12:34 PM1310 km814 miles707 nmSouth S
Canberra *Tue 12:34 PM1512 km939 miles816 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraTue 12:34 PM1566 km973 miles846 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyTue 11:34 AM1583 km984 miles855 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaTue 12:34 PM1601 km995 miles865 nmEast-northeast ENE
Melbourne *Tue 12:34 PM1919 km1193 miles1036 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Tue 12:04 PM2038 km1266 miles1101 nmSouthwest SW
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