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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 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 24' South
Longitude: 138° 53' 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"959.13 miwest0° 00' 18.6"0.36 misouth959.11 mi
24 hours0° 06' 17.0"6.70 mieast0° 07' 16.7"8.35 misouth10.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 11' North
Longitude: 32° 30' 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"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.8"995.65 miwest0° 10' 25.7"11.94 misouth995.94 mi
24 hours11° 03' 12.2"756.86 mieast4° 21' 42.4"299.74 misouth817.21 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 PM196 km122 miles106 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsWed 12:04 PM534 km332 miles288 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekWed 12:04 PM575 km357 miles310 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsWed 12:34 PM943 km586 miles509 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Wed 1:04 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmSouth S
DarwinWed 12:04 PM1392 km865 miles751 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaWed 11:19 AM1427 km886 miles770 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneWed 12:34 PM1534 km953 miles828 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyWed 12:34 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Wed 1:34 PM1741 km1082 miles940 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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