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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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 03' South, Longitude: 156° 59' 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 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 55' North, Longitude: 7° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.06 meters/second, 1548.2 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 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 31' 53.9"961.82 miwest0° 06' 32.8"7.51 minorth961.58 mi
24 hours11° 20' 17.0"750.51 mieast2° 14' 23.2"154.05 minorth761.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaWed 11:20 AM287 km178 miles155 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BukaWed 11:20 AM298 km185 miles161 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoWed 12:20 PM448 km278 miles242 nmSouth S
HoniaraWed 12:20 PM679 km422 miles367 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 1:20 PM1171 km728 miles633 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirWed 12:20 PM1221 km758 miles659 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyWed 11:20 AM1236 km768 miles667 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraWed 10:20 AM1817 km1129 miles981 nmWest W
CairnsWed 11:20 AM1877 km1166 miles1014 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaWed 1:20 PM1882 km1169 miles1016 nmEast-northeast ENE
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