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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 44' South
Longitude: 145° 42' 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"956.75 miwest0° 00' 15.4"0.30 misouth956.73 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 30' South
Longitude: 72° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.43 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 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 06.5"998.55 miwest0° 11' 50.3"13.56 misouth998.48 mi
24 hours12° 17' 31.1"846.40 mieast4° 37' 47.8"318.20 misouth900.29 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 PM168 km104 miles91 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsSat 12:08 PM644 km400 miles348 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 12:08 PM905 km563 miles489 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsSat 11:38 AM1216 km755 miles656 nmWest W
Sydney *Sat 1:08 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Sat 1:08 PM1429 km888 miles772 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbySat 12:08 PM1479 km919 miles799 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Sat 12:38 PM1517 km943 miles819 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Sat 1:08 PM1672 km1039 miles903 nmSouth S
EuclaSat 10:53 AM1934 km1202 miles1044 nmSouthwest SW
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