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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 148° 38' 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' 24.7"0.47 misouth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 54' North
Longitude: 124° 22' 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"1004.92 miwest0° 11' 12.9"12.84 minorth1004.91 mi
24 hours10° 49' 10.2"747.49 mieast4° 20' 24.6"298.25 minorth802.80 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 PM193 km120 miles104 nmEast E
BrisbaneThu 12:02 PM629 km391 miles340 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsThu 12:02 PM779 km484 miles421 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Thu 1:02 PM1184 km735 miles639 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 1:02 PM1315 km817 miles710 nmSouth S
Alice SpringsThu 11:32 AM1506 km936 miles813 nmWest W
Port MoresbyThu 12:02 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Thu 12:32 PM1603 km996 miles866 nmSouthwest SW
Melbourne *Thu 1:02 PM1633 km1014 miles882 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraThu 1:02 PM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNortheast NE
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