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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 02:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 136° 08' 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' 23.7"0.46 misouth7.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 02:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 04' North, Longitude: 136° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.19 meters/second, 1617.1 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 45.6"1004.80 miwest0° 11' 11.6"12.82 minorth1004.79 mi
24 hours10° 48' 52.4"747.04 mieast4° 19' 43.5"297.47 minorth802.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsThu 12:22 PM233 km145 miles126 nmWest W
Tennant CreekThu 12:22 PM464 km289 miles251 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaThu 11:37 AM1160 km721 miles626 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsThu 12:52 PM1238 km770 miles669 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Thu 1:22 PM1297 km806 miles701 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 12:22 PM1336 km830 miles722 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 12:52 PM1756 km1091 miles948 nmEast-southeast ESE
Melbourne *Thu 1:52 PM1803 km1121 miles974 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 1:52 PM1818 km1130 miles982 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Thu 1:52 PM1870 km1162 miles1010 nmSoutheast SE
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