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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 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 01:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 11' South
Longitude: 150° 49' 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' 13.0"1037.88 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.2"6.04 miwest0° 23' 21.6"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 01:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 23' South
Longitude: 115° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.27 meters/second, 1505.8 km/hour, 935.6 miles/hour or 813.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.59 miwest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 minorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 25' 26.2"935.42 miwest0° 03' 32.9"4.07 minorth935.61 mi
24 hours13° 33' 32.2"879.36 mieast1° 58' 38.5"136.02 minorth895.19 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeSun 11:48 AM840 km522 miles454 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaSun 11:48 AM852 km529 miles460 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySun 11:48 AM1101 km684 miles595 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirSun 12:48 PM1132 km703 miles611 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraSun 10:48 AM1155 km718 miles624 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraSun 12:48 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmSoutheast SE
Guam (Hagåtña)Sun 11:48 AM1652 km1026 miles892 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenSun 1:48 PM1792 km1114 miles968 nmEast E
ManokwariSun 10:48 AM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmWest W
CairnsSun 11:48 AM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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