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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 10' South
Longitude: 136° 47' 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"953.74 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth953.73 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 56' South
Longitude: 133° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 414.90 meters/second, 1493.6 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' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.6"927.86 miwest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 misouth927.86 mi
24 hours15° 17' 00.3"987.53 mieast0° 42' 32.4"48.78 minorth991.04 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 12:16 PM303 km188 miles164 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekThu 12:16 PM473 km294 miles255 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsThu 12:46 PM1167 km725 miles630 nmNortheast NE
EuclaThu 11:31 AM1223 km760 miles660 nmSouthwest SW
Adelaide *Thu 1:16 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 12:16 PM1340 km833 miles724 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 12:46 PM1703 km1058 miles919 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Thu 1:46 PM1799 km1118 miles971 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Thu 1:46 PM1802 km1120 miles973 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sydney *Thu 1:46 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmSoutheast SE
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