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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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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 17' South
Longitude: 157° 31' 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"952.94 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth952.93 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 14' South
Longitude: 177° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.00 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' 54.4"946.06 miwest0° 06' 49.0"7.82 minorth946.40 mi
24 hours14° 00' 36.6"920.56 mieast3° 13' 46.8"222.10 minorth954.76 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 AM648 km402 miles350 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaSat 12:24 PM925 km575 miles499 nmEast E
Lord Howe Island *Sat 12:24 PM931 km578 miles503 nmSouth S
Port VilaSat 12:24 PM1283 km797 miles693 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Sat 12:24 PM1325 km823 miles715 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 11:24 AM1413 km878 miles763 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 12:24 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmNorth N
Canberra *Sat 12:24 PM1559 km968 miles842 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySat 11:24 AM1884 km1171 miles1017 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Sat 12:24 PM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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