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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 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 157° 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 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' North, Longitude: 19° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.41 meters/second, 1527.9 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 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.8"949.14 miwest0° 04' 31.9"5.20 minorth948.94 mi
24 hours11° 31' 23.9"753.17 mieast1° 23' 37.5"95.88 minorth756.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaThu 11:18 AM284 km176 miles153 nmSouthwest SW
BukaThu 11:18 AM322 km200 miles174 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoThu 12:18 PM410 km255 miles221 nmSouth S
HoniaraThu 12:18 PM619 km385 miles334 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 1:18 PM1142 km710 miles617 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyThu 11:18 AM1257 km781 miles679 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirThu 12:18 PM1259 km782 miles680 nmNorth N
TarawaThu 1:18 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 10:18 AM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmWest W
CairnsThu 11:18 AM1876 km1165 miles1013 nmSouthwest SW
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