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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 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 01:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 25' South
Longitude: 151° 00' 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"951.94 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 misouth951.94 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 43' South
Longitude: 133° 01' 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"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.0"1004.75 miwest0° 11' 38.8"13.34 minorth1004.89 mi
24 hours11° 04' 04.8"765.29 mieast4° 35' 29.6"315.50 minorth827.87 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 AM50 km31 miles27 nmWest W
BundabergWed 11:52 AM210 km130 miles113 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneWed 11:52 AM493 km307 miles266 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsWed 11:52 AM902 km561 miles487 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Wed 12:52 PM1158 km720 miles625 nmSouth S
Canberra *Wed 12:52 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyWed 11:52 AM1598 km993 miles863 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Wed 12:52 PM1697 km1055 miles916 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsWed 11:22 AM1749 km1087 miles944 nmWest W
Adelaide *Wed 12:22 PM1753 km1090 miles947 nmSouthwest SW
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