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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 = Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 2:42:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 10' South, Longitude: 138° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.52 meters/second, 1535.5 km/hour, 954.1 miles/hour or 829.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.2"953.68 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miSouth953.67 mi
24 hours0° 07' 09.1"7.58 miEast0° 03' 40.3"4.21 miSouth8.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' South, Longitude: 134° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.90 meters/second, 1493.7 km/hour, 928.1 miles/hour or 806.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.6"15.47 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.5"927.80 miWest0° 00' 05.0"0.09 miSouth927.80 mi
24 hours15° 17' 03.8"987.53 miEast0° 42' 13.0"48.40 miNorth991.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsThu 12:12 PM432 km269 miles233 nmWest W
Tennant CreekThu 12:12 PM559 km347 miles302 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsThu 12:42 PM1062 km660 miles574 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Thu 1:12 PM1306 km811 miles705 nmSouth S
EuclaThu 11:27 AM1307 km812 miles706 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinThu 12:12 PM1409 km875 miles761 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneThu 12:42 PM1580 km982 miles853 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Thu 1:42 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Thu 1:42 PM1747 km1086 miles944 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Thu 1:42 PM1753 km1089 miles947 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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