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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 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 24' South, Longitude: 139° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.92 meters/second, 1544.1 km/hour, 959.5 miles/hour or 833.7 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"959.06 miwest0° 00' 18.6"0.36 misouth959.04 mi
24 hours0° 06' 16.9"6.70 mieast0° 07' 16.9"8.35 misouth10.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 11' North, Longitude: 32° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.12 meters/second, 1602.4 km/hour, 995.7 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"995.57 miwest0° 10' 25.6"11.94 misouth995.86 mi
24 hours11° 03' 11.8"756.80 mieast4° 21' 41.2"299.70 misouth817.14 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount IsaWed 12:34 PM189 km117 miles102 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsWed 12:04 PM561 km349 miles303 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekWed 12:04 PM600 km373 miles324 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsWed 12:34 PM921 km572 miles497 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Wed 1:04 PM1390 km864 miles751 nmSouth S
DarwinWed 12:04 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaWed 11:19 AM1446 km898 miles781 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneWed 12:34 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyWed 12:34 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Wed 1:34 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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