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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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 57' North, Longitude: 144° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.45 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"17.21 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.28 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.30 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.4"5.91 miwest0° 22' 31.6"25.80 misouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 35° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.24 meters/second, 1520.1 km/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.4"944.27 miwest0° 03' 48.3"4.36 minorth944.09 mi
24 hours11° 36' 29.6"754.98 mieast1° 05' 26.2"75.03 minorth756.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaFri 12:20 PM834 km518 miles450 nmNorth N
JayapuraFri 11:20 AM1018 km632 miles549 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MelekeokFri 11:20 AM1075 km668 miles581 nmWest W
ManokwariFri 11:20 AM1358 km844 miles733 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirFri 1:20 PM1546 km960 miles835 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 12:20 PM1735 km1078 miles937 nmSouth S
ManadoFri 10:20 AM2209 km1373 miles1193 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraFri 1:20 PM2437 km1514 miles1316 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinFri 11:50 AM2518 km1565 miles1360 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsFri 12:20 PM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmSouth S
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