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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 01:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 26' South
Longitude: 155° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.51 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.3"1036.90 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1036.91 mi
24 hours0° 04' 11.3"4.83 miwest0° 23' 41.2"27.13 minorth27.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 01:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 51' South
Longitude: 50° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 413.72 meters/second, 1489.4 km/hour, 925.5 miles/hour or 804.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.43 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.43 mi
1 hour14° 24' 30.0"925.19 miwest0° 01' 42.6"1.96 misouth925.10 mi
24 hours14° 04' 07.9"903.41 mieast0° 01' 12.3"1.38 misouth903.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaWed 11:48 AM425 km264 miles229 nmSouth S
HoniaraWed 12:48 PM948 km589 miles512 nmSoutheast SE
LaeWed 11:48 AM1011 km628 miles546 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirWed 12:48 PM1091 km678 miles589 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyWed 11:48 AM1164 km723 miles629 nmSouthwest SW
YarenWed 1:48 PM1340 km833 miles724 nmEast E
JayapuraWed 10:48 AM1592 km989 miles860 nmWest W
CairnsWed 11:48 AM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaWed 1:48 PM2045 km1271 miles1104 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroWed 1:48 PM2086 km1296 miles1126 nmEast-northeast ENE
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