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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 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 38' South
Longitude: 143° 06' 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"957.49 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 misouth957.48 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 47' South
Longitude: 58° 41' 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"1004.58 miwest0° 11' 51.3"13.58 misouth1004.65 mi
24 hours11° 40' 07.8"807.12 mieast4° 45' 29.0"326.95 misouth869.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 12:18 PM692 km430 miles374 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsFri 11:48 AM952 km591 miles514 nmWest W
BrisbaneFri 12:18 PM1136 km706 miles613 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Fri 12:48 PM1431 km889 miles773 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Fri 1:18 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:18 PM1519 km944 miles820 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:18 PM1523 km946 miles822 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Melbourne *Fri 1:18 PM1692 km1052 miles914 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 11:48 AM1718 km1068 miles928 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaFri 11:03 AM1725 km1072 miles932 nmSouthwest SW
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