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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 = Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:08:00 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 Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 31' South, Longitude: 145° 46' 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"958.23 miWest0° 00' 17.6"0.34 miSouth958.21 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 Latitude: 3° 55' North, Longitude: 50° 07' 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"1003.16 miWest0° 11' 20.5"12.99 miSouth1003.36 mi
24 hours11° 15' 14.2"776.64 miEast4° 38' 59.8"319.49 miSouth840.99 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 PM186 km115 miles100 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsThu 12:08 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 12:08 PM915 km569 miles494 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsThu 11:38 AM1225 km761 miles662 nmWest W
Sydney *Thu 1:08 PM1365 km848 miles737 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 1:08 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyThu 12:08 PM1454 km904 miles785 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Thu 12:38 PM1542 km958 miles833 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Thu 1:08 PM1697 km1055 miles916 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 11:38 AM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmWest-northwest WNW

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