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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

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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: 138° 59' 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"958.28 miwest0° 00' 17.5"0.34 misouth958.27 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° 49' North, Longitude: 43° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.54 meters/second, 1614.8 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"1003.32 miwest0° 11' 21.3"13.00 misouth1003.52 mi
24 hours11° 15' 35.0"777.17 mieast4° 39' 13.9"319.78 misouth841.54 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 PM206 km128 miles111 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsThu 12:04 PM540 km336 miles292 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekThu 12:04 PM591 km367 miles319 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsThu 12:34 PM944 km586 miles509 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Thu 1:04 PM1376 km855 miles743 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 12:04 PM1409 km875 miles761 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaThu 11:19 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneThu 12:34 PM1518 km943 miles820 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 12:34 PM1691 km1051 miles913 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Thu 1:34 PM1723 km1071 miles931 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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