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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 10' South, Longitude: 137° 03' East

The ground speed is currently 426.52 meters/second, 1535.5 kilometres/hour, 954.1 miles/hour or 829.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 40.2"4.21 miSouth8.67 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' South, Longitude: 133° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 414.90 meters/second, 1493.6 kilometres/hour, 928.1 miles/hour or 806.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 33.6"927.80 miWest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 miSouth927.80 mi
24 hours15° 17' 01.1"987.48 miEast0° 42' 28.2"48.69 miNorth990.98 mi

## Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsThu 12:16 PM330 km205 miles178 nm W
Tennant CreekThu 12:16 PM490 km304 miles264 nm NW
CairnsThu 12:46 PM1144 km711 miles618 nm NE
EuclaThu 11:31 AM1241 km771 miles670 nm SW
Adelaide *Thu 1:16 PM1312 km816 miles709 nm S
DarwinThu 12:16 PM1355 km842 miles731 nm NNW
BrisbaneThu 12:46 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nm ESE
Canberra *Thu 1:46 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nm SE
Melbourne *Thu 1:46 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nm SSE
Sydney *Thu 1:46 PM1820 km1131 miles983 nm SE