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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 159° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.55 meters/second, 1665.2 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 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' 11.5"1034.74 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.73 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.5"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.4"26.45 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' North, Longitude: 21° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.44 meters/second, 1528.0 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.83 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.0"949.22 miwest0° 04' 32.8"5.21 minorth949.02 mi
24 hours11° 31' 19.9"753.15 mieast1° 23' 59.6"96.30 minorth756.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaThu 11:08 AM520 km323 miles281 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoThu 12:08 PM528 km328 miles285 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraThu 12:08 PM552 km343 miles298 nmSouth S
YarenThu 1:08 PM891 km554 miles481 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirThu 12:08 PM1271 km789 miles686 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyThu 11:08 AM1510 km939 miles816 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 1:08 PM1594 km990 miles861 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaThu 12:08 PM1733 km1077 miles936 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 1:08 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmNortheast NE
CairnsThu 11:08 AM2070 km1286 miles1118 nmSouthwest SW
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