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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 2:34:00 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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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: 139° 03' 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"959.95 miWest0° 00' 19.7"0.38 miSouth959.93 mi
24 hours0° 06' 08.5"6.56 miEast0° 07' 43.0"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° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.67 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"983.36 miWest0° 09' 08.3"10.47 miSouth983.69 mi
24 hours11° 01' 33.3"745.78 miEast3° 54' 50.2"269.01 miSouth797.37 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 PM177 km110 miles96 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsTue 12:04 PM555 km345 miles300 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekTue 12:04 PM584 km363 miles315 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsTue 12:34 PM920 km572 miles497 nmNortheast NE
DarwinTue 12:04 PM1392 km865 miles752 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Tue 1:04 PM1404 km872 miles758 nmSouth S
EuclaTue 11:19 AM1449 km901 miles783 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneTue 12:34 PM1523 km946 miles822 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyTue 12:34 PM1663 km1034 miles898 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Tue 1:34 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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