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Day and Night World Map

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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 02:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 16' South
Longitude: 136° 17' 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"960.01 miwest0° 00' 19.7"0.38 misouth959.99 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 02:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 05' North
Longitude: 19° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.72 meters/second, 1583.0 km/hour, 983.6 miles/hour or 854.8 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 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 32' 21.2"983.53 miwest0° 09' 09.1"10.48 misouth983.87 mi
24 hours11° 01' 32.0"745.88 mieast3° 55' 04.7"269.30 misouth797.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsTue 12:14 PM294 km182 miles159 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekTue 12:14 PM363 km225 miles196 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsTue 12:44 PM1158 km720 miles626 nmEast-northeast ENE
DarwinTue 12:14 PM1229 km764 miles664 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaTue 11:29 AM1274 km791 miles688 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Tue 1:14 PM1421 km883 miles767 nmSouth S
BrisbaneTue 12:44 PM1786 km1109 miles964 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyTue 12:44 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNortheast NE
DiliTue 11:44 AM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Tue 1:44 PM1908 km1185 miles1030 nmSoutheast SE
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