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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 2:44:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 24' South, Longitude: 136° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.91 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' 17.0"6.70 miEast0° 07' 16.6"8.35 miSouth10.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 10' North, Longitude: 30° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.15 meters/second, 1602.5 km/hour, 995.8 miles/hour or 865.3 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' 26.1"11.95 miSouth995.93 mi
24 hours11° 03' 14.6"756.90 miEast4° 21' 50.6"299.88 miSouth817.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsWed 12:14 PM319 km198 miles172 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekWed 12:14 PM399 km248 miles215 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsWed 12:44 PM1132 km703 miles611 nmEast-northeast ENE
DarwinWed 12:14 PM1261 km784 miles681 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaWed 11:29 AM1284 km798 miles693 nmSouthwest SW
Adelaide *Wed 1:14 PM1401 km871 miles757 nmSouth S
BrisbaneWed 12:44 PM1744 km1084 miles942 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyWed 12:44 PM1821 km1132 miles983 nmNortheast NE
Canberra *Wed 1:44 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Wed 1:44 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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