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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 6, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 21' North, Longitude: 159° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.12 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 misouth1031.54 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 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 53' North, Longitude: 38° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.76 meters/second, 1539.9 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 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' 48.6"956.66 miwest0° 05' 59.3"6.87 minorth956.42 mi
24 hours11° 23' 01.8"749.58 mieast2° 00' 09.1"137.74 minorth757.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KoloniaThu 12:18 PM190 km118 miles103 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirThu 12:18 PM193 km120 miles104 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenThu 1:18 PM1096 km681 miles592 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroThu 1:18 PM1262 km784 miles681 nmEast E
TarawaThu 1:18 PM1562 km971 miles843 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandThu 1:18 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraThu 12:18 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 11:18 AM1829 km1137 miles988 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 11:18 AM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraThu 10:18 AM2340 km1454 miles1264 nmWest-southwest WSW
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