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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 2:34:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 31' South, Longitude: 139° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.54 meters/second, 1542.7 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"958.22 miWest0° 00' 17.5"0.34 miSouth958.20 mi
24 hours0° 06' 25.1"6.84 miEast0° 06' 50.5"7.85 miSouth10.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 50' North, Longitude: 43° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.54 meters/second, 1614.7 km/hour, 1003.4 miles/hour or 871.9 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' 10.8"1003.25 miWest0° 11' 21.3"13.00 miSouth1003.44 mi
24 hours11° 15' 34.0"777.09 miEast4° 39' 13.3"319.75 miSouth841.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount IsaThu 12:34 PM200 km124 miles108 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsThu 12:04 PM567 km352 miles306 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekThu 12:04 PM616 km383 miles332 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsThu 12:34 PM922 km573 miles498 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Thu 1:04 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 12:04 PM1427 km887 miles771 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaThu 11:19 AM1443 km897 miles779 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneThu 12:34 PM1492 km927 miles806 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 12:34 PM1675 km1041 miles905 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Thu 1:34 PM1708 km1061 miles922 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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