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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 Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 03:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 32' South, Longitude: 127° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.49 meters/second, 1668.5 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 900.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.4"1036.85 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1036.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 57.0"5.70 miwest0° 23' 17.5"26.68 misouth27.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 05' North, Longitude: 64° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.56 meters/second, 1618.4 km/hour, 1005.6 miles/hour or 873.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.7"16.76 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 minorth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 48.5"1005.62 miwest0° 11' 21.8"13.01 minorth1005.64 mi
24 hours10° 50' 30.7"749.50 mieast4° 26' 04.9"304.74 minorth807.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AmbonSat 12:18 PM135 km84 miles73 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SofifiSat 12:18 PM364 km226 miles196 nmNorth N
TernateSat 12:18 PM372 km231 miles201 nmNorth N
ManadoSat 11:18 AM554 km344 miles299 nmNorthwest NW
KendariSat 11:18 AM608 km378 miles328 nmWest-southwest WSW
GorontaloSat 11:18 AM628 km390 miles339 nmWest-northwest WNW
BaucauSat 12:18 PM672 km417 miles363 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DiliSat 12:18 PM709 km441 miles383 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManokwariSat 12:18 PM721 km448 miles389 nmEast-northeast ENE
SameSat 12:18 PM754 km468 miles407 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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