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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 3:56:00 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 Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 03:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 10' South, Longitude: 119° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.51 meters/second, 1535.4 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"953.65 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 miSouth953.64 mi
24 hours0° 07' 09.2"7.59 miEast0° 03' 38.8"4.19 miSouth8.66 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 56' South, Longitude: 116° 40' 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' 00.0"0.00 miNorth15.47 mi
1 hour14° 21' 33.7"927.80 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miNorth927.80 mi
24 hours15° 16' 11.6"986.58 miEast0° 46' 53.5"53.76 miNorth990.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NewmanThu 11:56 AM28 km17 miles15 nmSoutheast SE
PerthThu 11:56 AM1040 km646 miles562 nmSouth-southwest SSW
EuclaThu 12:41 PM1318 km819 miles712 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsThu 1:26 PM1464 km910 miles790 nmEast E
DenpasarThu 11:56 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinThu 1:26 PM1682 km1045 miles908 nmNortheast NE
DiliThu 12:56 PM1740 km1081 miles939 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MalangThu 10:56 AM1837 km1141 miles992 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SurabayaThu 10:56 AM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarThu 11:56 AM1995 km1239 miles1077 nmNorth N

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