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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 03:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 38' South, Longitude: 130° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.18 meters/second, 1541.4 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"957.47 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 misouth957.45 mi
24 hours0° 06' 32.9"6.97 mieast0° 06' 23.2"7.33 misouth10.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 03:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 56' South, Longitude: 46° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.07 meters/second, 1616.7 km/hour, 1004.5 miles/hour or 872.9 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' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.6"1004.50 miwest0° 11' 51.8"13.59 misouth1004.56 mi
24 hours11° 41' 13.5"808.35 mieast4° 45' 28.1"326.93 misouth870.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsFri 12:38 PM355 km221 miles192 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekFri 12:38 PM499 km310 miles269 nmNortheast NE
EuclaFri 11:53 AM1016 km631 miles548 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 12:38 PM1126 km700 miles608 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Fri 1:38 PM1569 km975 miles847 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 12:08 PM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsFri 1:08 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmEast-northeast ENE
PerthFri 11:08 AM1784 km1109 miles963 nmSouthwest SW
Melbourne *Fri 2:08 PM2172 km1350 miles1173 nmSoutheast SE
DenpasarFri 11:08 AM2255 km1401 miles1218 nmNorthwest NW
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