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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 01:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 38' South
Longitude: 148° 05' 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"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"957.50 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 misouth957.49 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 43' South
Longitude: 63° 32' 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 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.5"1004.61 miwest0° 11' 51.0"13.57 misouth1004.68 mi
24 hours11° 39' 41.7"806.64 mieast4° 45' 29.0"326.95 misouth869.14 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 AM200 km124 miles108 nmNortheast NE
CairnsFri 11:58 AM677 km421 miles366 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneFri 11:58 AM731 km454 miles395 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Fri 12:58 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 12:58 PM1406 km873 miles759 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsFri 11:28 AM1461 km908 miles789 nmWest W
Port MoresbyFri 11:58 AM1462 km908 miles789 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Fri 12:28 PM1646 km1023 miles889 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Fri 12:58 PM1709 km1062 miles923 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 12:58 PM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmNortheast NE
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