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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 3:08:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 52' 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"957.40 miWest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 miSouth957.38 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° 51' 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"1004.43 miWest0° 11' 51.8"13.59 miSouth1004.49 mi
24 hours11° 41' 12.0"808.27 miEast4° 45' 28.1"326.91 miSouth870.51 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 PM328 km204 miles177 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekFri 12:38 PM478 km297 miles258 nmNortheast NE
EuclaFri 11:53 AM1021 km634 miles551 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 12:38 PM1126 km700 miles608 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Fri 1:38 PM1556 km967 miles840 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 12:08 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsFri 1:08 PM1684 km1046 miles909 nmEast-northeast ENE
PerthFri 11:08 AM1807 km1123 miles976 nmSouthwest SW
Melbourne *Fri 2:08 PM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmSoutheast SE
Canberra *Fri 2:08 PM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmSoutheast SE

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