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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

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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° 37' 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"951.83 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 misouth951.83 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° 32' 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"1004.96 miwest0° 11' 13.5"12.85 minorth1004.96 mi
24 hours10° 49' 17.5"747.67 mieast4° 20' 40.9"298.56 minorth803.11 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 AM204 km127 miles110 nmSouthwest SW
Hervey BayThu 11:42 AM219 km136 miles118 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BrisbaneThu 11:42 AM452 km281 miles244 nmSouth S
CairnsThu 11:42 AM1091 km678 miles589 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Thu 12:42 PM1180 km733 miles637 nmSouth S
NoumeaThu 12:42 PM1322 km822 miles714 nmEast E
Canberra *Thu 12:42 PM1384 km860 miles747 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaThu 12:42 PM1655 km1028 miles894 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 12:42 PM1689 km1050 miles912 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyThu 11:42 AM1692 km1051 miles913 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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