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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 2:18:00 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 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 38' South, Longitude: 143° 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"957.43 miWest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 miSouth957.41 mi
24 hours0° 06' 32.8"6.97 miEast0° 06' 24.1"7.34 miSouth10.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 46' South, Longitude: 58° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.11 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' 24.7"1004.51 miWest0° 11' 51.3"13.57 miSouth1004.58 mi
24 hours11° 40' 06.3"807.04 miEast4° 45' 29.0"326.93 miSouth869.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachFri 12:18 PM127 km79 miles69 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsFri 12:18 PM681 km423 miles368 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsFri 11:48 AM979 km608 miles528 nmWest W
Tennant CreekFri 11:48 AM1009 km627 miles545 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneFri 12:18 PM1111 km690 miles600 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Fri 12:48 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Fri 1:18 PM1462 km908 miles789 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:18 PM1509 km938 miles815 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:18 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Melbourne *Fri 1:18 PM1690 km1050 miles912 nmSouth S

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