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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 = Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1:58:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 38' South, Longitude: 148° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.19 meters/second, 1541.5 km/hour, 957.8 miles/hour or 832.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"957.44 miWest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 miSouth957.42 mi
24 hours0° 06' 32.6"6.97 miEast0° 06' 24.5"7.35 miSouth10.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 42' South, Longitude: 63° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.12 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.74 miWest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 miSouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.6"1004.55 miWest0° 11' 51.0"13.57 miSouth1004.61 mi
24 hours11° 39' 40.2"806.55 miEast4° 45' 29.0"326.93 miSouth869.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MackayFri 11:58 AM186 km115 miles100 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RockhamptonFri 11:58 AM235 km146 miles127 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 11:58 AM688 km428 miles372 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneFri 11:58 AM712 km443 miles385 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Fri 12:58 PM1275 km792 miles689 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 12:58 PM1404 km872 miles758 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 11:58 AM1464 km910 miles791 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsFri 11:28 AM1488 km924 miles803 nmWest W
Adelaide *Fri 12:28 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Fri 12:58 PM1714 km1065 miles926 nmSouth S

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