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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 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 156° 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' 33.4"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.4"26.45 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' North, Longitude: 19° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.40 meters/second, 1527.8 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"949.13 miwest0° 04' 31.6"5.19 minorth948.92 mi
24 hours11° 31' 24.6"753.17 mieast1° 23' 33.1"95.80 minorth756.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaThu 11:20 AM247 km154 miles133 nmSouthwest SW
BukaThu 11:20 AM271 km168 miles146 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoThu 12:20 PM405 km252 miles219 nmSouth S
HoniaraThu 12:20 PM646 km402 miles349 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 1:20 PM1194 km742 miles645 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyThu 11:20 AM1208 km751 miles652 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirThu 12:20 PM1264 km785 miles682 nmNorth N
JayapuraThu 10:20 AM1812 km1126 miles979 nmWest W
CairnsThu 11:20 AM1839 km1143 miles993 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 1:20 PM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmEast-northeast ENE
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