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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 = Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:08:00 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).

= 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 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 145° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.86 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"956.68 miWest0° 00' 15.4"0.30 miSouth956.67 mi
24 hours0° 06' 39.9"7.09 miEast0° 05' 57.5"6.84 miSouth9.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 30' South, Longitude: 73° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.44 meters/second, 1607.2 km/hour, 998.6 miles/hour or 867.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.64 miWest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 miSouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 06.6"998.49 miWest0° 11' 50.3"13.56 miSouth998.42 mi
24 hours12° 17' 29.1"846.31 miEast4° 37' 48.5"318.19 miSouth900.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachSat 12:08 PM193 km120 miles104 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsSat 12:08 PM644 km400 miles348 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 12:08 PM883 km548 miles477 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsSat 11:38 AM1242 km772 miles671 nmWest W
Sydney *Sat 1:08 PM1335 km829 miles721 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Sat 1:08 PM1423 km884 miles769 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbySat 12:08 PM1476 km917 miles797 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Sat 12:38 PM1529 km950 miles826 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Sat 1:08 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmSouth S
EuclaSat 10:53 AM1958 km1216 miles1057 nmSouthwest SW

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