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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 2:02:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 148° 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' 24.7"0.48 miSouth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 54' North, Longitude: 124° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.24 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1004.9 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' 44.5"1004.85 miWest0° 11' 13.0"12.84 miNorth1004.85 mi
24 hours10° 49' 10.7"747.45 miEast4° 20' 25.6"298.25 miNorth802.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RockhamptonThu 12:02 PM164 km102 miles89 nmEast E
BrisbaneThu 12:02 PM610 km379 miles329 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsThu 12:02 PM791 km491 miles427 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Thu 1:02 PM1178 km732 miles636 nmSouth S
Canberra *Thu 1:02 PM1314 km817 miles710 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsThu 11:32 AM1533 km953 miles828 nmWest W
Port MoresbyThu 12:02 PM1558 km968 miles841 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Thu 12:32 PM1619 km1006 miles874 nmSouthwest SW
Melbourne *Thu 1:02 PM1639 km1018 miles885 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraThu 1:02 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmNortheast NE

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