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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 Friday, December 21, 2012 at 01:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 151° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.1 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"951.78 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth951.78 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.2"7.89 mieast0° 00' 03.1"0.06 minorth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 21, 2012 at 01:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 13' North, Longitude: 111° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.46 meters/second, 1607.2 km/hour, 998.7 miles/hour or 867.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.1"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.6"998.65 miwest0° 10' 23.8"11.91 minorth998.53 mi
24 hours10° 45' 50.2"738.73 mieast3° 56' 53.9"271.37 minorth783.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RockhamptonFri 11:52 AM76 km47 miles41 nmWest W
BundabergFri 11:52 AM193 km120 miles104 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneFri 11:52 AM481 km299 miles260 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsFri 11:52 AM920 km572 miles497 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Fri 12:52 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmSouth S
Canberra *Fri 12:52 PM1329 km826 miles718 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 11:52 AM1607 km998 miles868 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Fri 12:52 PM1703 km1058 miles920 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Fri 12:22 PM1768 km1099 miles955 nmSouthwest SW
Alice SpringsFri 11:22 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmWest W
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