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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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 21' North
Longitude: 159° 19' 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 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 53' North
Longitude: 38° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.75 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"956.65 miwest0° 05' 59.2"6.86 minorth956.40 mi
24 hours11° 23' 03.1"749.59 mieast2° 00' 04.9"137.66 minorth757.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KoloniaThu 12:20 PM140 km87 miles76 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirThu 12:20 PM142 km88 miles77 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenThu 1:20 PM1137 km706 miles614 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroThu 1:20 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmEast E
TarawaThu 1:20 PM1614 km1003 miles872 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandThu 1:20 PM1637 km1017 miles884 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraThu 12:20 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 11:20 AM1780 km1106 miles961 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 11:20 AM2205 km1370 miles1191 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraThu 10:20 AM2290 km1423 miles1236 nmWest-southwest WSW
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