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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 areas 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 2:34:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 is currently 428.92 meters/second, 1544.1 kilometres/hour, 959.5 miles/hour or 833.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 is currently 445.12 meters/second, 1602.4 kilometres/hour, 995.7 miles/hour or 865.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount IsaWed 12:34 PM189 km117 miles102 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsWed 12:04 PM560 km348 miles302 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 PM1389 km863 miles750 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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