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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 = Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 1:34:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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: 154° 03' 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"959.99 miWest0° 00' 19.9"0.38 miSouth959.97 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° 17' 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"982.79 miWest0° 09' 04.7"10.40 miSouth983.12 mi
24 hours11° 01' 40.9"745.50 miEast3° 53' 32.1"267.52 miSouth796.65 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 AM586 km364 miles316 nmSouth S
CairnsTue 11:34 AM1050 km653 miles567 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaTue 12:34 PM1276 km793 miles689 nmEast E
Sydney *Tue 12:34 PM1315 km817 miles710 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Tue 12:34 PM1520 km944 miles821 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraTue 12:34 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaTue 12:34 PM1573 km978 miles849 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyTue 11:34 AM1597 km992 miles862 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Tue 12:34 PM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Tue 12:04 PM2057 km1278 miles1111 nmSouthwest SW

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