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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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 58' North
Longitude: 159° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.44 meters/second, 1661.2 km/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 897.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.25 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.27 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.3"5.91 miwest0° 22' 31.4"25.80 misouth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 53' North
Longitude: 49° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.42 meters/second, 1520.7 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.75 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.08 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.7"944.69 miwest0° 03' 53.8"4.47 minorth944.50 mi
24 hours11° 35' 59.8"754.75 mieast1° 07' 42.6"77.64 minorth756.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KoloniaFri 12:20 PM157 km98 miles85 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirFri 12:20 PM157 km98 miles85 nmNorthwest NW
YarenFri 1:20 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroFri 1:20 PM1330 km827 miles718 nmEast E
TarawaFri 1:20 PM1610 km1000 miles869 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandFri 1:20 PM1678 km1043 miles906 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraFri 12:20 PM1705 km1060 miles921 nmSouth S
HagåtñaFri 11:20 AM1791 km1113 miles967 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyFri 11:20 AM2166 km1346 miles1170 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraFri 10:20 AM2264 km1407 miles1223 nmWest-southwest WSW
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