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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 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 01:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 01' South, Longitude: 156° 49' 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"954.75 miwest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 misouth954.73 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.7"7.41 mieast0° 04' 36.8"5.29 misouth9.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 01:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 41' South, Longitude: 122° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.39 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' 56.1"949.02 miwest0° 07' 19.2"8.39 misouth948.73 mi
24 hours14° 46' 47.7"974.11 mieast2° 19' 51.2"160.32 misouth980.71 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 AM624 km388 miles337 nmSouthwest SW
Lord Howe Island *Tue 12:26 PM973 km605 miles525 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaTue 12:26 PM994 km617 miles537 nmEast E
Sydney *Tue 12:26 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaTue 12:26 PM1335 km829 miles721 nmEast-northeast ENE
CairnsTue 11:26 AM1337 km831 miles722 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraTue 12:26 PM1540 km957 miles831 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Tue 12:26 PM1551 km963 miles837 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyTue 11:26 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Tue 12:26 PM1993 km1239 miles1076 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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