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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 21' North
Longitude: 162° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.11 meters/second, 1660.0 km/hour, 1031.5 miles/hour or 896.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.7"1031.52 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 misouth1031.53 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.7"5.86 miwest0° 22' 25.3"25.68 misouth26.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 52' North
Longitude: 41° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.81 meters/second, 1540.1 km/hour, 957.0 miles/hour or 831.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.0"956.76 miwest0° 06' 00.1"6.88 minorth956.51 mi
24 hours11° 22' 56.3"749.55 mieast2° 00' 29.8"138.14 minorth757.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TofolThu 12:08 PM137 km85 miles74 nmSoutheast SE
KoloniaThu 12:08 PM459 km285 miles248 nmWest W
PalikirThu 12:08 PM463 km288 miles250 nmWest W
YarenThu 1:08 PM917 km570 miles495 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroThu 1:08 PM986 km613 miles532 nmEast E
TarawaThu 1:08 PM1306 km811 miles705 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandThu 1:08 PM1506 km936 miles813 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraThu 12:08 PM1765 km1096 miles953 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 11:08 AM2080 km1292 miles1123 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 11:08 AM2423 km1505 miles1308 nmSouthwest SW
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