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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 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 58' North
Longitude: 156° 44' 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"1032.26 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.27 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.3"5.91 miwest0° 22' 31.4"25.80 misouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 54' North
Longitude: 47° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.39 meters/second, 1520.6 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' 14.5"944.62 miwest0° 03' 52.8"4.45 minorth944.43 mi
24 hours11° 36' 04.7"754.79 mieast1° 07' 19.9"77.20 minorth756.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirFri 12:30 PM190 km118 miles103 nmEast-northeast ENE
KoloniaFri 12:30 PM197 km123 miles107 nmNortheast NE
YarenFri 1:30 PM1341 km833 miles724 nmEast-southeast ESE
HagåtñaFri 11:30 AM1554 km965 miles839 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroFri 1:30 PM1606 km998 miles867 nmEast E
HoniaraFri 12:30 PM1740 km1081 miles940 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandFri 1:30 PM1823 km1133 miles985 nmNortheast NE
TarawaFri 1:30 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:30 AM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraFri 10:30 AM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmWest-southwest WSW
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