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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 Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 38' South, Longitude: 160° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.21 meters/second, 1541.5 km/hour, 957.9 miles/hour or 832.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"957.53 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 misouth957.51 mi
24 hours0° 06' 32.3"6.96 mieast0° 06' 25.4"7.37 misouth10.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 33' South, Longitude: 75° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.16 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 27.8"1004.69 miwest0° 11' 50.5"13.56 misouth1004.76 mi
24 hours11° 38' 37.3"805.42 mieast4° 45' 28.4"326.94 misouth868.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 12:08 PM605 km376 miles327 nmEast E
BrisbaneFri 11:08 AM932 km579 miles503 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaFri 12:08 PM973 km604 miles525 nmEast-northeast ENE
Lord Howe Island *Fri 12:08 PM1000 km622 miles540 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 12:08 PM1462 km908 miles789 nmNorth N
Sydney *Fri 12:08 PM1547 km961 miles835 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsFri 11:08 AM1674 km1040 miles904 nmWest-northwest WNW
Canberra *Fri 12:08 PM1790 km1112 miles966 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Fri 2:08 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyFri 11:08 AM2042 km1269 miles1103 nmNorthwest NW
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