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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 = Friday, December 21, 2012 at 1:52:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 32' 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"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth951.71 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: 110° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.46 meters/second, 1607.3 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 miNorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 33' 05.6"998.59 miWest0° 10' 23.8"11.91 miNorth998.47 mi
24 hours10° 45' 50.1"738.68 miEast3° 56' 55.1"271.37 miNorth783.38 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 AM104 km65 miles56 nmWest W
BundabergFri 11:52 AM179 km111 miles97 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Hervey BayFri 11:52 AM246 km153 miles133 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneFri 11:52 AM472 km293 miles255 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsFri 11:52 AM939 km583 miles507 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Fri 12:52 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmSouth S
Canberra *Fri 12:52 PM1333 km829 miles720 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 11:52 AM1615 km1004 miles872 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Fri 12:52 PM1713 km1064 miles925 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Fri 12:22 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmSouthwest SW

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