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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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 03' South
Longitude: 157° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.78 meters/second, 1666.0 km/hour, 1035.2 miles/hour or 899.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.6"1035.26 miwest0° 00' 57.9"1.11 misouth1035.25 mi
24 hours0° 04' 39.0"5.35 miwest0° 23' 08.5"26.50 misouth27.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 54' North
Longitude: 8° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.07 meters/second, 1548.3 km/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 836.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.03 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 minorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.0"961.84 miwest0° 06' 32.9"7.51 minorth961.59 mi
24 hours11° 20' 15.8"750.51 mieast2° 14' 27.2"154.13 minorth761.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaWed 11:18 AM321 km199 miles173 nmSouthwest SW
GizoWed 12:18 PM453 km282 miles245 nmSouth S
HoniaraWed 12:18 PM654 km406 miles353 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 1:18 PM1119 km695 miles604 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirWed 12:18 PM1216 km755 miles656 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyWed 11:18 AM1285 km798 miles694 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaWed 1:18 PM1829 km1137 miles988 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraWed 10:18 AM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmWest W
CairnsWed 11:18 AM1913 km1189 miles1033 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaWed 12:18 PM1919 km1193 miles1036 nmSoutheast SE
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