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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 12' North
Longitude: 135° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.88 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 15.8"6.07 miwest0° 23' 21.1"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 08' South
Longitude: 144° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.78 meters/second, 1496.8 km/hour, 930.1 miles/hour or 808.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.50 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 24' 31.8"929.83 miwest0° 00' 26.7"0.51 minorth929.85 mi
24 hours14° 01' 30.1"905.08 mieast0° 48' 30.0"55.61 minorth909.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManokwariSat 11:48 AM236 km147 miles127 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraSat 11:48 AM614 km382 miles332 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokSat 11:48 AM820 km510 miles443 nmNorth N
SofifiSat 11:48 AM931 km578 miles503 nmWest W
TernateSat 11:48 AM951 km591 miles513 nmWest W
AmbonSat 11:48 AM961 km597 miles519 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoSat 10:48 AM1240 km770 miles669 nmWest W
DavaoSat 10:48 AM1373 km853 miles741 nmNorthwest NW
GorontaloSat 10:48 AM1430 km889 miles772 nmWest W
DiliSat 11:48 AM1499 km932 miles810 nmSouthwest SW
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