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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 Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 01:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 155° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 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 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.79 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth951.79 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 mieast0° 00' 31.1"0.60 minorth7.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 01:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 07' North, Longitude: 96° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.56 meters/second, 1589.6 km/hour, 987.7 miles/hour or 858.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.46 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 33' 01.3"987.65 miwest0° 09' 15.4"10.61 minorth987.44 mi
24 hours10° 51' 32.3"737.12 mieast3° 26' 01.2"236.06 minorth769.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:36 AM505 km314 miles273 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lord Howe Island *Sat 12:36 PM972 km604 miles525 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaSat 12:36 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmEast E
Sydney *Sat 12:36 PM1225 km761 miles662 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 11:36 AM1235 km767 miles667 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Sat 12:36 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaSat 12:36 PM1489 km925 miles804 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSat 12:36 PM1625 km1010 miles877 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbySat 11:36 AM1776 km1103 miles959 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Sat 12:36 PM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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