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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 areas 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 2:24:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 429.32 meters/second, 1545.5 kilometres/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"959.96 miWest0° 00' 19.7"0.38 miSouth959.94 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: 24° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 439.63 meters/second, 1582.7 kilometres/hour, 983.4 miles/hour or 854.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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"983.26 miWest0° 09' 07.8"10.46 miSouth983.60 mi
24 hours11° 01' 34.4"745.73 miEast3° 54' 37.4"268.76 miSouth797.25 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsTue 12:24 PM739 km459 miles399 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsTue 11:54 AM803 km499 miles433 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekTue 11:54 AM819 km509 miles442 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 12:24 PM1293 km804 miles698 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Tue 12:54 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyTue 12:24 PM1541 km957 miles832 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinTue 11:54 AM1572 km977 miles849 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Tue 1:24 PM1595 km991 miles861 nmSoutheast SE
Canberra *Tue 1:24 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmSouth-southeast SSE
EuclaTue 11:09 AM1631 km1013 miles881 nmSouthwest SW

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