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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 5:18:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 05:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 99° 55' 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' 01.3"0.03 miSouth951.75 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 miEast0° 00' 21.0"0.40 miSouth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 05:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 31' North, Longitude: 171° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.02 meters/second, 1616.5 km/hour, 1004.4 miles/hour or 872.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.74 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 49.1"1004.34 miWest0° 11' 07.5"12.74 miNorth1004.32 mi
24 hours10° 48' 05.6"745.76 miEast4° 17' 40.8"295.11 miNorth799.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthThu 1:18 PM1831 km1137 miles988 nmSoutheast SE
BandungThu 12:18 PM2003 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JakartaThu 12:18 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SurabayaThu 12:18 PM2254 km1400 miles1217 nmNortheast NE
DenpasarThu 1:18 PM2310 km1435 miles1247 nmNortheast NE
Amsterdam IslandThu 10:18 AM2658 km1652 miles1435 nmSouthwest SW
SingaporeThu 1:18 PM2767 km1719 miles1494 nmNorth N
PontianakThu 12:18 PM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MakassarThu 1:18 PM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNortheast NE
Kuala LumpurThu 1:18 PM2948 km1832 miles1592 nmNorth N

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