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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 Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 18' North, Longitude: 138° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.50 meters/second, 1643.4 km/hour, 1021.2 miles/hour or 887.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.7"1021.06 miwest0° 00' 52.3"1.00 misouth1021.08 mi
24 hours0° 04' 18.8"4.89 miwest0° 20' 59.2"24.04 misouth24.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 18' South, Longitude: 113° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.36 meters/second, 1495.3 km/hour, 929.1 miles/hour or 807.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.49 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth15.49 mi
1 hour14° 24' 40.7"928.82 miwest0° 01' 12.3"1.38 minorth928.88 mi
24 hours13° 59' 52.5"902.19 mieast1° 06' 45.1"76.54 minorth908.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ColoniaSun 12:48 PM95 km59 miles51 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MelekeokSun 11:48 AM523 km325 miles282 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaSun 12:48 PM771 km479 miles416 nmEast-northeast ENE
SaipanSun 12:48 PM960 km596 miles518 nmNortheast NE
ManokwariSun 11:48 AM1327 km825 miles717 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraSun 11:48 AM1442 km896 miles778 nmSouth S
DavaoSun 10:48 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest-southwest WSW
General SantosSun 10:48 AM1535 km954 miles829 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoSun 10:48 AM1794 km1115 miles969 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuezonSun 10:48 AM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmWest-northwest WNW
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