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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: 155° 11' 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"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.66 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.65 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° 23' 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' 23.7"949.01 miwest0° 04' 31.1"5.18 minorth948.81 mi
24 hours11° 31' 27.4"753.13 mieast1° 23' 17.8"95.50 minorth755.94 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 AM123 km77 miles66 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaThu 11:28 AM202 km125 miles109 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GizoThu 12:28 PM444 km276 miles240 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 12:28 PM763 km474 miles412 nmSoutheast SE
LaeThu 11:28 AM943 km586 miles509 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:28 AM1043 km648 miles563 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirThu 12:28 PM1299 km807 miles702 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenThu 1:28 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 10:28 AM1622 km1008 miles876 nmWest W
CairnsThu 11:28 AM1720 km1069 miles929 nmSouthwest SW
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