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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 24' South
Longitude: 141° 23' 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"959.13 miwest0° 00' 18.6"0.36 misouth959.12 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 13' North
Longitude: 34° 56' 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 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.9"995.58 miwest0° 10' 25.2"11.94 misouth995.87 mi
24 hours11° 03' 09.5"756.75 mieast4° 21' 33.0"299.56 misouth817.06 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 PM761 km473 miles411 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsWed 11:54 AM783 km487 miles423 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekWed 11:54 AM807 km501 miles436 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneWed 12:24 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Wed 12:54 PM1415 km879 miles764 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyWed 12:24 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinWed 11:54 AM1568 km974 miles847 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Wed 1:24 PM1594 km990 miles861 nmSoutheast SE
EuclaWed 11:09 AM1608 km999 miles868 nmSouthwest SW
Canberra *Wed 1:24 PM1614 km1003 miles872 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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