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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 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 38' South, Longitude: 145° 52' 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"957.43 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 misouth957.42 mi
24 hours0° 06' 32.6"6.97 mieast0° 06' 24.3"7.35 misouth10.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 44' South, Longitude: 61° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.12 meters/second, 1616.8 km/hour, 1004.6 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' 25.2"1004.53 miwest0° 11' 51.2"13.57 misouth1004.60 mi
24 hours11° 39' 53.2"806.80 mieast4° 45' 29.0"326.93 misouth869.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachFri 12:08 PM189 km117 miles102 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsFri 12:08 PM632 km393 miles341 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 12:08 PM899 km558 miles485 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsFri 11:38 AM1234 km767 miles667 nmWest W
Sydney *Fri 1:08 PM1350 km839 miles729 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:08 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:08 PM1465 km911 miles791 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Fri 12:38 PM1536 km954 miles829 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Fri 1:08 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 11:38 AM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmWest-northwest WNW
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