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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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 02:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 24' South
Longitude: 136° 23' 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"959.12 miwest0° 00' 18.6"0.36 misouth959.10 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 09' North
Longitude: 30° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.15 meters/second, 1602.6 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"995.72 miwest0° 10' 26.2"11.95 misouth996.01 mi
24 hours11° 03' 15.0"756.97 mieast4° 21' 51.7"299.92 misouth817.36 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 PM295 km183 miles159 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsWed 12:44 PM1156 km719 miles624 nmEast-northeast ENE
DarwinWed 12:14 PM1247 km775 miles673 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaWed 11:29 AM1268 km788 miles684 nmSouthwest SW
Adelaide *Wed 1:14 PM1406 km873 miles759 nmSouth S
BrisbaneWed 12:44 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyWed 12:44 PM1840 km1143 miles993 nmNortheast NE
Canberra *Wed 1:44 PM1890 km1174 miles1020 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Wed 1:44 PM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliWed 11:44 AM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmNorthwest NW
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