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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 = Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 3:46:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 06' South, Longitude: 121° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.73 meters/second, 1536.2 km/hour, 954.6 miles/hour or 829.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.91 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.15 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miSouth954.14 mi
24 hours0° 07' 04.6"7.51 miEast0° 04' 06.7"4.72 miSouth8.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 10' South, Longitude: 103° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.25 meters/second, 1502.1 km/hour, 933.4 miles/hour or 811.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.56 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miSouth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 22' 06.3"933.04 miWest0° 03' 43.3"4.27 miSouth932.87 mi
24 hours15° 18' 14.7"993.76 miEast0° 45' 59.6"52.74 miSouth992.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NewmanWed 11:46 AM228 km142 miles123 nmWest W
PerthWed 11:46 AM1150 km715 miles621 nmSouth-southwest SSW
EuclaWed 12:31 PM1172 km728 miles633 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsWed 1:16 PM1222 km759 miles660 nmEast E
DarwinWed 1:16 PM1507 km937 miles814 nmNortheast NE
DiliWed 12:46 PM1655 km1029 miles894 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DenpasarWed 11:46 AM1752 km1089 miles946 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MalangWed 10:46 AM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarWed 11:46 AM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmNorth N
SurabayaWed 10:46 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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