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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 = Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 4:20:00 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 Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 04:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 113° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.14 meters/second, 1534.1 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"952.83 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miSouth952.82 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.1"7.72 miEast0° 02' 42.7"3.11 miSouth8.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 04:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 54' South, Longitude: 140° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.93 meters/second, 1526.2 km/hour, 948.3 miles/hour or 824.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.80 miWest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 miNorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 24' 09.8"948.09 miWest0° 07' 09.9"8.21 miNorth948.44 mi
24 hours13° 53' 57.4"914.96 miEast3° 20' 51.2"230.18 miNorth951.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CarnarvonSat 12:20 PM178 km111 miles96 nmSouth S
PerthSat 12:20 PM982 km610 miles530 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DenpasarSat 12:20 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmNorth N
MalangSat 11:20 AM1698 km1055 miles917 nmNorth N
EuclaSat 1:05 PM1755 km1090 miles947 nmSoutheast SE
SurabayaSat 11:20 AM1776 km1104 miles959 nmNorth N
BandungSat 11:20 AM1928 km1198 miles1041 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JakartaSat 11:20 AM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsSat 1:50 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmEast E
DiliSat 1:20 PM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmNortheast NE

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