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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 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 154° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.54 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 misouth1034.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.4"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.4"26.44 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' North, Longitude: 17° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.38 meters/second, 1527.8 km/hour, 949.3 miles/hour or 824.9 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' 23.5"949.07 miwest0° 04' 31.0"5.18 minorth948.86 mi
24 hours11° 31' 28.0"753.18 mieast1° 23' 15.3"95.46 minorth755.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaThu 11:28 AM112 km70 miles61 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaThu 11:28 AM210 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GizoThu 12:28 PM458 km285 miles247 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 12:28 PM784 km487 miles424 nmSoutheast SE
LaeThu 11:28 AM913 km567 miles493 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:28 AM1017 km632 miles549 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirThu 12:28 PM1308 km812 miles706 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenThu 1:28 PM1404 km872 miles758 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 10:28 AM1592 km989 miles859 nmWest W
CairnsThu 11:28 AM1702 km1058 miles919 nmSouthwest SW
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