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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Monday, December 17, 2018 at 02:44:00.

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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 Monday, December 17, 2018 at 02:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 21' South, Longitude: 137° 59' East

The ground speed is currently 425.94 meters/second, 1533.4 kilometres/hour, 952.8 miles/hour or 828.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.88 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"952.37 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miSouth952.37 mi
24 hours0° 07' 19.7"7.76 miEast0° 02' 01.4"2.32 miSouth8.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, December 17, 2018 at 02:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 38' North, Longitude: 112° 21' West

The ground speed is currently 450.06 meters/second, 1620.2 kilometres/hour, 1006.8 miles/hour or 874.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.78 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miNorth16.78 mi
1 hour14° 33' 14.2"1006.65 miWest0° 11' 31.1"13.19 miNorth1006.71 mi
24 hours10° 54' 30.0"754.49 miEast4° 37' 38.8"317.95 miNorth817.69 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

LocationLocal TimeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsMon 12:14 pm420 km261 miles227 nmWest W
Tennant CreekMon 12:14 pm567 km352 miles306 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsMon 12:44 pm1081 km672 miles584 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Mon 1:14 pm1285 km799 miles694 nmSouth S
EuclaMon 11:29 am1287 km800 miles695 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinMon 12:14 pm1421 km883 miles767 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneMon 12:44 pm1580 km982 miles853 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Mon 1:44 pm1707 km1061 miles922 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Mon 1:44 pm1737 km1079 miles938 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sydney *Mon 1:44 pm1739 km1080 miles939 nmSoutheast SE

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