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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 = Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1:42:00 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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 01:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 153° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.67 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.77 miWest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 miSouth951.76 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 miEast0° 00' 25.2"0.48 miSouth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 01:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 50' North, Longitude: 119° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.26 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.6"16.75 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miNorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 44.0"1004.89 miWest0° 11' 13.5"12.85 miNorth1004.89 mi
24 hours10° 49' 18.0"747.63 miEast4° 20' 41.9"298.56 miNorth803.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BundabergThu 11:42 AM224 km139 miles121 nmSouthwest SW
Hervey BayThu 11:42 AM231 km143 miles125 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrisbaneThu 11:42 AM456 km284 miles246 nmSouth S
CairnsThu 11:42 AM1113 km692 miles601 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Thu 12:42 PM1186 km737 miles640 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NoumeaThu 12:42 PM1293 km803 miles698 nmEast E
Canberra *Thu 12:42 PM1393 km865 miles752 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaThu 12:42 PM1628 km1011 miles879 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 12:42 PM1678 km1042 miles906 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyThu 11:42 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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