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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 02:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 16' South, Longitude: 141° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.32 meters/second, 1545.5 km/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.5 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"960.02 miwest0° 00' 19.7"0.38 misouth960.01 mi
24 hours0° 06' 08.4"6.56 mieast0° 07' 43.0"8.85 misouth11.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 02:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 08' North, Longitude: 23° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.64 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.39 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 32' 20.9"983.34 miwest0° 09' 07.8"10.46 misouth983.68 mi
24 hours11° 01' 34.3"745.79 mieast3° 54' 38.7"268.80 misouth797.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsTue 12:24 PM757 km470 miles409 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsTue 11:54 AM776 km482 miles419 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekTue 11:54 AM792 km492 miles428 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 12:24 PM1318 km819 miles712 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Tue 12:54 PM1427 km887 miles771 nmSouth S
DarwinTue 11:54 AM1551 km963 miles837 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbyTue 12:24 PM1553 km965 miles838 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EuclaTue 11:09 AM1610 km1000 miles869 nmSouthwest SW
Sydney *Tue 1:24 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmSoutheast SE
Canberra *Tue 1:24 PM1632 km1014 miles881 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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