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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 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 24' South, Longitude: 153° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.93 meters/second, 1544.2 km/hour, 959.5 miles/hour or 833.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.99 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.4"959.16 miwest0° 00' 18.7"0.36 misouth959.15 mi
24 hours0° 06' 16.6"6.70 mieast0° 07' 17.9"8.37 misouth10.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 22' North, Longitude: 47° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.93 meters/second, 1601.7 km/hour, 995.3 miles/hour or 864.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.59 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.1"995.22 miwest0° 10' 22.9"11.89 misouth995.51 mi
24 hours11° 02' 56.2"756.23 mieast4° 20' 45.7"298.66 misouth816.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneWed 11:34 AM569 km353 miles307 nmSouth S
CairnsWed 11:34 AM1043 km648 miles563 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaWed 12:34 PM1295 km805 miles699 nmEast E
Sydney *Wed 12:34 PM1298 km806 miles701 nmSouth S
Canberra *Wed 12:34 PM1501 km933 miles810 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraWed 12:34 PM1575 km978 miles850 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaWed 12:34 PM1595 km991 miles861 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyWed 11:34 AM1601 km995 miles864 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Wed 12:34 PM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Wed 12:04 PM2035 km1264 miles1099 nmSouthwest SW
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