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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 2:52:00 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 02:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 136° 25' 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"951.76 miWest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 miSouth951.76 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 miEast0° 00' 23.8"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° 03' North, Longitude: 136° 14' 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' 32.6"16.75 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miNorth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 45.6"1004.73 miWest0° 11' 11.6"12.82 miNorth1004.72 mi
24 hours10° 48' 52.9"747.00 miEast4° 19' 44.3"297.46 miNorth801.99 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 PM261 km162 miles141 nmWest W
Tennant CreekThu 12:22 PM478 km297 miles258 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaThu 11:37 AM1177 km731 miles635 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsThu 12:52 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Thu 1:22 PM1293 km803 miles698 nmSouth S
DarwinThu 12:22 PM1349 km838 miles728 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 12:52 PM1729 km1074 miles933 nmEast-southeast ESE
Melbourne *Thu 1:52 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 1:52 PM1800 km1118 miles972 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Thu 1:52 PM1849 km1149 miles998 nmSoutheast SE

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