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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 1:26:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 29' East

The ground speed is currently 427.87 meters/second, 1540.3 kilometres/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"956.70 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miSouth956.69 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: 83° 12' East

The ground speed is currently 446.56 meters/second, 1607.6 kilometres/hour, 998.9 miles/hour or 868.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 09.3"998.77 miWest0° 11' 50.9"13.57 miSouth998.70 mi
24 hours12° 16' 13.0"845.04 miEast4° 38' 16.0"318.71 miSouth899.28 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:26 AM629 km391 miles340 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lord Howe Island *Sat 12:26 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaSat 12:26 PM1027 km638 miles554 nmEast E
CairnsSat 11:26 AM1292 km803 miles698 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Sat 12:26 PM1336 km830 miles722 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaSat 12:26 PM1354 km842 miles731 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSat 12:26 PM1519 km944 miles820 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Sat 12:26 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySat 11:26 AM1773 km1102 miles957 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Sat 12:26 PM2001 km1244 miles1081 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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