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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 5:30:00 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 05:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 96° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.14 meters/second, 1534.1 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 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' 41.7"952.81 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miSouth952.80 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.2"7.72 miEast0° 02' 41.4"3.09 miSouth8.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 05:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 46' South, Longitude: 124° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.31 meters/second, 1527.5 km/hour, 949.2 miles/hour or 824.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.82 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miNorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 24' 16.3"948.94 miWest0° 07' 18.0"8.37 miNorth949.30 mi
24 hours13° 51' 16.2"912.73 miEast3° 23' 35.5"233.32 miNorth949.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthSat 1:30 PM2151 km1336 miles1161 nmEast-southeast ESE
BandungSat 12:30 PM2177 km1353 miles1176 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSat 12:30 PM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Amsterdam IslandSat 10:30 AM2404 km1494 miles1298 nmSouthwest SW
SurabayaSat 12:30 PM2497 km1551 miles1348 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarSat 1:30 PM2586 km1607 miles1397 nmNortheast NE
SingaporeSat 1:30 PM2838 km1764 miles1532 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PontianakSat 12:30 PM2934 km1823 miles1584 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kuala LumpurSat 1:30 PM2983 km1854 miles1611 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Diego GarciaSat 11:30 AM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmWest-northwest WNW

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