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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 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 38' South
Longitude: 145° 35' 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 misouth957.48 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 45' South
Longitude: 61° 07' 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 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.2"1004.60 miwest0° 11' 51.2"13.57 misouth1004.67 mi
24 hours11° 39' 54.7"806.88 mieast4° 45' 29.0"326.95 misouth869.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 12:08 PM633 km393 miles342 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 12:08 PM921 km573 miles498 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsFri 11:38 AM1206 km749 miles651 nmWest W
Sydney *Fri 1:08 PM1360 km845 miles735 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:08 PM1443 km897 miles779 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:08 PM1469 km913 miles793 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Fri 12:38 PM1523 km947 miles823 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Fri 1:08 PM1684 km1046 miles909 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 11:38 AM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmWest-northwest WNW
EuclaFri 10:53 AM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmSouthwest SW
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