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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 2:46:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 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' 40.2"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 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' 00.2"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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsThu 12:16 PM331 km206 miles179 nmWest W
Tennant CreekThu 12:16 PM490 km304 miles264 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsThu 12:46 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmNortheast NE
EuclaThu 11:31 AM1241 km771 miles670 nmSouthwest SW
Adelaide *Thu 1:16 PM1313 km816 miles709 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 12:16 PM1355 km842 miles731 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 12:46 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Thu 1:46 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Thu 1:46 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sydney *Thu 1:46 PM1820 km1131 miles983 nmSoutheast SE

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