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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 = Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 2:14:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 146° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.92 meters/second, 1533.3 km/hour, 952.7 miles/hour or 827.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.5"952.32 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 miNorth952.32 mi
24 hours0° 07' 21.9"7.80 miEast0° 02' 24.6"2.76 miNorth8.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 60° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.23 meters/second, 1512.8 km/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.67 miWest0° 00' 01.8"0.04 miNorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.2"939.70 miWest0° 01' 48.2"2.07 miNorth939.61 mi
24 hours11° 41' 35.3"757.10 miEast0° 16' 41.8"19.14 miNorth756.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachWed 12:14 PM246 km153 miles133 nmWest W
CairnsWed 12:14 PM718 km446 miles387 nmNorth N
BrisbaneWed 12:14 PM787 km489 miles425 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Wed 1:14 PM1247 km775 miles673 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsWed 11:44 AM1304 km810 miles704 nmWest W
Canberra *Wed 1:14 PM1344 km835 miles726 nmSouth S
Adelaide *Wed 12:44 PM1502 km933 miles811 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyWed 12:14 PM1539 km957 miles831 nmNorth N
Melbourne *Wed 1:14 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmSouth S
EuclaWed 10:59 AM1979 km1229 miles1068 nmWest-southwest WSW

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