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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 Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 03:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' North, Longitude: 131° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.95 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.82 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.5"6.08 miwest0° 23' 20.9"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 03:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 23' North, Longitude: 53° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.36 meters/second, 1621.3 km/hour, 1007.4 miles/hour or 875.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 35.2"16.79 miwest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 minorth16.79 mi
1 hour14° 35' 16.7"1007.31 miwest0° 12' 18.3"14.09 minorth1007.30 mi
24 hours10° 00' 16.1"690.82 mieast4° 50' 54.0"333.16 minorth764.67 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManokwariThu 12:08 PM340 km211 miles183 nmEast-southeast ESE
SofifiThu 12:08 PM406 km253 miles219 nmWest-northwest WNW
TernateThu 12:08 PM427 km265 miles230 nmWest-northwest WNW
AmbonThu 12:08 PM525 km326 miles283 nmSouthwest SW
ManadoThu 11:08 AM720 km447 miles389 nmWest-northwest WNW
GorontaloThu 11:08 AM901 km560 miles486 nmWest W
MelekeokThu 12:08 PM915 km569 miles494 nmNorth-northeast NNE
General SantosThu 11:08 AM946 km588 miles511 nmNorthwest NW
DavaoThu 11:08 AM994 km617 miles537 nmNorthwest NW
KendariThu 11:08 AM1054 km655 miles569 nmWest-southwest WSW
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