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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 Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 01:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 156° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.87 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 misouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.5"956.77 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 misouth956.75 mi
24 hours0° 06' 39.7"7.09 mieast0° 05' 58.3"6.85 misouth9.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 01:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 22' South, Longitude: 82° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.56 meters/second, 1607.6 km/hour, 998.9 miles/hour or 868.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.65 miwest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 09.2"998.84 miwest0° 11' 50.9"13.57 misouth998.77 mi
24 hours12° 16' 15.0"845.14 mieast4° 38' 15.3"318.72 misouth899.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:26 AM614 km382 miles332 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lord Howe Island *Sat 12:26 PM1018 km633 miles550 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaSat 12:26 PM1056 km656 miles570 nmEast E
CairnsSat 11:26 AM1267 km787 miles684 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Sat 12:26 PM1326 km824 miles716 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaSat 12:26 PM1382 km858 miles746 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSat 12:26 PM1526 km948 miles824 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Sat 12:26 PM1550 km963 miles837 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySat 11:26 AM1757 km1091 miles948 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Sat 12:26 PM1987 km1234 miles1073 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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