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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 = Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:24:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 24' South, Longitude: 141° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.92 meters/second, 1544.1 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"959.07 miWest0° 00' 18.6"0.36 miSouth959.05 mi
24 hours0° 06' 16.9"6.70 miEast0° 07' 17.0"8.35 miSouth10.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 13' North, Longitude: 35° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.09 meters/second, 1602.3 km/hour, 995.6 miles/hour or 865.2 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' 27.9"995.50 miWest0° 10' 25.2"11.93 miSouth995.79 mi
24 hours11° 03' 09.1"756.69 miEast4° 21' 31.9"299.52 miSouth816.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsWed 12:24 PM744 km462 miles402 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsWed 11:54 AM810 km503 miles437 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekWed 11:54 AM834 km518 miles450 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneWed 12:24 PM1277 km794 miles690 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Wed 12:54 PM1420 km882 miles767 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyWed 12:24 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sydney *Wed 1:24 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinWed 11:54 AM1589 km987 miles858 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Wed 1:24 PM1602 km995 miles865 nmSouth-southeast SSE
EuclaWed 11:09 AM1629 km1012 miles880 nmSouthwest SW

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