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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 01:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 01' South
Longitude: 156° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.00 meters/second, 1537.2 km/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 misouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"954.81 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth954.80 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.7"7.41 mieast0° 04' 36.8"5.29 misouth9.11 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 01:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 41' South
Longitude: 122° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.38 meters/second, 1527.8 km/hour, 949.3 miles/hour or 824.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"15.82 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 23' 56.0"949.07 miwest0° 07' 19.0"8.39 misouth948.78 mi
24 hours14° 46' 49.7"974.20 mieast2° 19' 47.5"160.26 misouth980.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneTue 11:26 AM607 km377 miles328 nmSouthwest SW
Lord Howe Island *Tue 12:26 PM980 km609 miles529 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaTue 12:26 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmEast E
Sydney *Tue 12:26 PM1310 km814 miles707 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsTue 11:26 AM1312 km815 miles708 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaTue 12:26 PM1361 km846 miles735 nmEast-northeast ENE
Canberra *Tue 12:26 PM1538 km955 miles830 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraTue 12:26 PM1547 km961 miles835 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyTue 11:26 AM1801 km1119 miles973 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Tue 12:26 PM1978 km1229 miles1068 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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