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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.

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 03:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 44' North, Longitude: 121° 32' 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"1037.34 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1037.35 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 Latitude: 11° 45' South, Longitude: 146° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.62 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"16.31 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 27' 06.0"978.71 miwest0° 11' 00.8"12.62 misouth978.46 mi
24 hours13° 24' 32.0"908.10 mieast4° 01' 36.6"276.83 misouth942.28 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 AM215 km134 miles116 nmSoutheast SE
PaluTue 11:48 AM345 km214 miles186 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManadoTue 11:48 AM369 km229 miles199 nmEast E
SamarindaTue 11:48 AM547 km340 miles295 nmWest-southwest WSW
MamujuTue 11:48 AM569 km353 miles307 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Zamboanga CityTue 11:48 AM576 km358 miles311 nmNorth N
BalikpapanTue 11:48 AM618 km384 miles334 nmWest-southwest WSW
General SantosTue 11:48 AM631 km392 miles341 nmNortheast NE
KendariTue 11:48 AM641 km398 miles346 nmSouth S
TernateTue 12:48 PM659 km410 miles356 nmEast E
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