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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 2:44:00 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 02:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 16' South, Longitude: 136° 34' 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' 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 Latitude: 12° 05' North, Longitude: 19° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.72 meters/second, 1583.0 km/hour, 983.6 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' 21.2"983.45 miWest0° 09' 09.0"10.48 miSouth983.79 mi
24 hours11° 01' 32.1"745.82 miEast3° 55' 03.3"269.25 miSouth797.49 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 PM318 km198 miles172 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekTue 12:14 PM381 km237 miles206 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsTue 12:44 PM1133 km704 miles612 nmEast-northeast ENE
DarwinTue 12:14 PM1244 km773 miles671 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaTue 11:29 AM1290 km801 miles696 nmSouthwest SW
Adelaide *Tue 1:14 PM1417 km881 miles765 nmSouth S
BrisbaneTue 12:44 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyTue 12:44 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmNortheast NE
Canberra *Tue 1:44 PM1890 km1174 miles1020 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Tue 1:44 PM1902 km1182 miles1027 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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