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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

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 03:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 38' South
Longitude: 124° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.17 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"957.45 miwest0° 00' 16.5"0.32 misouth957.44 mi
24 hours0° 06' 33.1"6.98 mieast0° 06' 22.7"7.32 misouth10.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 7, 2012 at 03:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 01' South
Longitude: 40° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.05 meters/second, 1616.6 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' 21.4"1004.45 miwest0° 11' 52.1"13.59 misouth1004.51 mi
24 hours11° 41' 45.3"808.94 mieast4° 45' 27.4"326.92 misouth871.09 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 1:02 PM956 km594 miles516 nmEast E
EuclaFri 12:17 PM1088 km676 miles587 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinFri 1:02 PM1306 km812 miles705 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PerthFri 11:32 AM1346 km836 miles727 nmSouthwest SW
DiliFri 12:32 PM1562 km971 miles843 nmNorth N
DenpasarFri 11:32 AM1842 km1145 miles995 nmNorthwest NW
Adelaide *Fri 2:02 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmSoutheast SE
MakassarFri 11:32 AM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurabayaFri 10:32 AM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsFri 1:32 PM2305 km1432 miles1245 nmEast-northeast ENE
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