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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 157° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.16 meters/second, 1534.2 km/hour, 953.3 miles/hour or 828.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.8"952.87 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth952.86 mi
24 hours0° 07' 16.6"7.71 mieast0° 02' 46.2"3.18 misouth8.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 14' South, Longitude: 176° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.99 meters/second, 1522.8 km/hour, 946.2 miles/hour or 822.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.8"15.77 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 23' 54.2"945.98 miwest0° 06' 48.8"7.81 minorth946.32 mi
24 hours14° 00' 39.2"920.53 mieast3° 13' 44.0"222.03 minorth954.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:24 AM667 km415 miles360 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaSat 12:24 PM896 km557 miles484 nmEast E
Lord Howe Island *Sat 12:24 PM927 km576 miles500 nmSouth S
Port VilaSat 12:24 PM1257 km781 miles679 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Sat 12:24 PM1338 km831 miles722 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 11:24 AM1439 km894 miles777 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 12:24 PM1549 km963 miles837 nmNorth N
Canberra *Sat 12:24 PM1573 km977 miles849 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySat 11:24 AM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Sat 12:24 PM2023 km1257 miles1093 nmSouthwest SW
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