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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 03:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 44' North
Longitude: 121° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.74 meters/second, 1669.4 km/hour, 1037.3 miles/hour or 901.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.42 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.42 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.7"6.14 miwest0° 23' 15.8"26.64 misouth27.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 03:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 45' South
Longitude: 145° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.61 meters/second, 1575.4 km/hour, 978.9 miles/hour or 850.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.32 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 27' 06.0"978.76 miwest0° 11' 00.7"12.62 misouth978.52 mi
24 hours13° 24' 33.4"908.18 mieast4° 01' 34.2"276.81 misouth942.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GorontaloTue 11:48 AM241 km150 miles130 nmEast-southeast ESE
PaluTue 11:48 AM329 km205 miles178 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManadoTue 11:48 AM400 km248 miles216 nmEast E
SamarindaTue 11:48 AM519 km323 miles280 nmWest-southwest WSW
MamujuTue 11:48 AM553 km344 miles299 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Zamboanga CityTue 11:48 AM580 km360 miles313 nmNorth N
BalikpapanTue 11:48 AM592 km368 miles320 nmSouthwest SW
KendariTue 11:48 AM647 km402 miles349 nmSouth-southeast SSE
General SantosTue 11:48 AM651 km405 miles352 nmNortheast NE
TernateTue 12:48 PM690 km429 miles373 nmEast E
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