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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 21' South
Longitude: 146° 22' 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"952.38 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.10 minorth952.39 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 38' North
Longitude: 60° 55' 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"939.77 miwest0° 01' 48.1"2.07 minorth939.68 mi
24 hours11° 41' 35.5"757.16 mieast0° 16' 39.3"19.10 minorth756.71 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 PM217 km135 miles117 nmWest W
CairnsWed 12:14 PM715 km444 miles386 nmNorth N
BrisbaneWed 12:14 PM810 km503 miles437 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Wed 1:14 PM1257 km781 miles679 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsWed 11:44 AM1277 km794 miles690 nmWest W
Canberra *Wed 1:14 PM1349 km838 miles728 nmSouth S
Adelaide *Wed 12:44 PM1488 km925 miles804 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyWed 12:14 PM1541 km957 miles832 nmNorth N
Melbourne *Wed 1:14 PM1609 km1000 miles869 nmSouth S
EuclaWed 10:59 AM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmWest-southwest WSW
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