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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 = Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1:36:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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° 39' 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"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 27.1"7.89 miEast0° 00' 31.0"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° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.56 meters/second, 1589.6 km/hour, 987.8 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"987.59 miWest0° 09' 15.5"10.61 miNorth987.38 mi
24 hours10° 51' 31.8"737.07 miEast3° 26' 02.9"236.07 miNorth769.40 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 AM519 km323 miles280 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lord Howe Island *Sat 12:36 PM962 km598 miles519 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaSat 12:36 PM1115 km693 miles602 nmEast E
Sydney *Sat 12:36 PM1234 km767 miles667 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSat 11:36 AM1258 km782 miles679 nmWest-northwest WNW
Canberra *Sat 12:36 PM1457 km905 miles787 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaSat 12:36 PM1462 km908 miles789 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSat 12:36 PM1616 km1004 miles873 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbySat 11:36 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Sat 12:36 PM1892 km1176 miles1022 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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