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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: 154° 09' 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"959.10 miwest0° 00' 18.7"0.36 misouth959.08 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° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.92 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"995.14 miwest0° 10' 22.7"11.89 misouth995.43 mi
24 hours11° 02' 55.9"756.16 mieast4° 20' 44.6"298.62 misouth816.22 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 AM574 km356 miles310 nmSouth S
CairnsWed 11:34 AM1067 km663 miles576 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaWed 12:34 PM1266 km787 miles684 nmEast E
Sydney *Wed 12:34 PM1303 km810 miles704 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Wed 12:34 PM1510 km938 miles815 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraWed 12:34 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaWed 12:34 PM1568 km974 miles846 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyWed 11:34 AM1614 km1003 miles872 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Wed 12:34 PM1923 km1195 miles1038 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Wed 12:04 PM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmSouthwest SW
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