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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 Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 04:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 57' South
Longitude: 112° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.33 meters/second, 1668.0 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 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' 12.2"1036.50 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 misouth1036.49 mi
24 hours0° 04' 52.7"5.62 miwest0° 23' 15.6"26.64 misouth27.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 04:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 42' North
Longitude: 68° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.87 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 32' 55.7"999.58 miwest0° 10' 40.3"12.22 minorth999.47 mi
24 hours10° 51' 19.5"745.83 mieast4° 04' 17.8"279.84 minorth793.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Palangka RayaSun 11:18 AM157 km98 miles85 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjarmasinSun 12:18 PM213 km132 miles115 nmEast-southeast ESE
KudusSun 11:18 AM473 km294 miles255 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SurabayaSun 11:18 AM478 km297 miles258 nmSouth S
PontianakSun 11:18 AM495 km307 miles267 nmNorthwest NW
BalikpapanSun 12:18 PM495 km308 miles267 nmEast-northeast ENE
SemarangSun 11:18 AM515 km320 miles278 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MadiunSun 11:18 AM533 km331 miles288 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SurakartaSun 11:18 AM549 km341 miles296 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KediriSun 11:18 AM555 km345 miles300 nmSouth S
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