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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 Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 26' South
Longitude: 159° 24' 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' 33.4"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.4"26.45 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 08' North
Longitude: 21° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.44 meters/second, 1528.0 km/hour, 949.4 miles/hour or 825.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.82 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.0"949.20 miwest0° 04' 32.5"5.21 minorth949.00 mi
24 hours11° 31' 20.6"753.15 mieast1° 23' 55.2"96.22 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 11:10 AM469 km292 miles253 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraThu 12:10 PM555 km345 miles300 nmSouth S
YarenThu 1:10 PM940 km584 miles508 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirThu 12:10 PM1263 km785 miles682 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyThu 11:10 AM1459 km907 miles788 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 1:10 PM1645 km1022 miles888 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaThu 12:10 PM1762 km1095 miles951 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 1:10 PM1833 km1139 miles990 nmNortheast NE
CairnsThu 11:10 AM2030 km1261 miles1096 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraThu 10:10 AM2088 km1298 miles1128 nmWest W
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