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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 = Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 1:52:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 01:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 25' South, Longitude: 151° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.72 meters/second, 1532.6 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.87 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miSouth951.87 mi
24 hours0° 07' 25.9"7.87 miEast0° 00' 53.3"1.02 miSouth7.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 01:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 43' South, Longitude: 132° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.16 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.74 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miNorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.9"1004.67 miWest0° 11' 38.8"13.34 miNorth1004.81 mi
24 hours11° 04' 05.9"765.26 miEast4° 35' 30.0"315.49 miNorth827.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RockhamptonWed 11:52 AM79 km49 miles42 nmWest W
BundabergWed 11:52 AM194 km121 miles105 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneWed 11:52 AM482 km300 miles260 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsWed 11:52 AM920 km572 miles497 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Wed 12:52 PM1158 km720 miles625 nmSouth S
Canberra *Wed 12:52 PM1332 km828 miles719 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyWed 11:52 AM1605 km998 miles867 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Wed 12:52 PM1706 km1060 miles921 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Wed 12:22 PM1772 km1101 miles957 nmSouthwest SW
Alice SpringsWed 11:22 AM1776 km1103 miles959 nmWest W

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