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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 31' South
Longitude: 145° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.55 meters/second, 1542.8 km/hour, 958.6 miles/hour or 833.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.1"958.30 miwest0° 00' 17.6"0.34 misouth958.28 mi
24 hours0° 06' 24.9"6.84 mieast0° 06' 50.9"7.86 misouth10.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 54' North
Longitude: 49° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.50 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.72 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.4"1003.24 miwest0° 11' 20.5"12.99 misouth1003.43 mi
24 hours11° 15' 15.0"776.71 mieast4° 39' 00.4"319.53 misouth841.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachThu 12:08 PM163 km101 miles88 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsThu 12:08 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 12:08 PM938 km583 miles506 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsThu 11:38 AM1197 km744 miles646 nmWest W
Sydney *Thu 1:08 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyThu 12:08 PM1457 km906 miles787 nmNorth N
Canberra *Thu 1:08 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Thu 12:38 PM1530 km951 miles826 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Thu 1:08 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 11:38 AM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmWest-northwest WNW
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