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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, December 17, 2012 at 01:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 22' South
Longitude: 162° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.89 meters/second, 1533.2 km/hour, 952.7 miles/hour or 827.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.33 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth952.33 mi
24 hours0° 07' 22.4"7.81 mieast0° 01' 50.5"2.11 misouth8.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 17, 2012 at 01:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 01' South
Longitude: 145° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.38 meters/second, 1581.8 km/hour, 982.9 miles/hour or 854.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.38 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 28' 26.5"982.80 miwest0° 10' 49.0"12.39 minorth983.18 mi
24 hours12° 14' 01.7"830.71 mieast4° 29' 37.7"308.86 minorth891.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaMon 12:06 PM448 km278 miles242 nmEast-northeast ENE
KingstonMon 12:36 PM850 km528 miles459 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaMon 12:06 PM887 km551 miles479 nmNortheast NE
Lord Howe Island *Mon 12:06 PM961 km597 miles519 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleMon 12:06 PM1010 km628 miles546 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneMon 11:06 AM1033 km642 miles558 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraMon 12:06 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmNorth N
Sydney *Mon 12:06 PM1586 km985 miles856 nmSouthwest SW
Suva *Mon 2:06 PM1780 km1106 miles961 nmEast-northeast ENE
Canberra *Mon 12:06 PM1832 km1139 miles989 nmSouthwest SW
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