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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 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 16' South, Longitude: 138° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.31 meters/second, 1545.5 km/hour, 960.3 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 misouth960.00 mi
24 hours0° 06' 08.5"6.56 mieast0° 07' 42.8"8.85 misouth11.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 06' North, Longitude: 21° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.68 meters/second, 1582.8 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.7 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' 21.1"983.44 miwest0° 09' 08.5"10.47 misouth983.77 mi
24 hours11° 01' 33.2"745.83 mieast3° 54' 51.8"269.05 misouth797.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount IsaTue 12:34 PM186 km116 miles101 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsTue 12:04 PM528 km328 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekTue 12:04 PM559 km347 miles302 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsTue 12:34 PM943 km586 miles509 nmNortheast NE
DarwinTue 12:04 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Tue 1:04 PM1403 km872 miles758 nmSouth S
EuclaTue 11:19 AM1430 km889 miles772 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneTue 12:34 PM1549 km963 miles836 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyTue 12:34 PM1679 km1043 miles907 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Tue 1:34 PM1758 km1093 miles949 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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