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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 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 154° 24' 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"1034.73 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 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' North, Longitude: 16° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.37 meters/second, 1527.7 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"949.05 miwest0° 04' 30.7"5.17 minorth948.85 mi
24 hours11° 31' 28.7"753.19 mieast1° 23' 10.9"95.37 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
ArawaThu 11:30 AM235 km146 miles127 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GizoThu 12:30 PM486 km302 miles263 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 12:30 PM825 km512 miles445 nmSoutheast SE
LaeThu 11:30 AM860 km534 miles464 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:30 AM971 km603 miles524 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirThu 12:30 PM1324 km823 miles715 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenThu 1:30 PM1457 km905 miles787 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 10:30 AM1537 km955 miles830 nmWest W
CairnsThu 11:30 AM1671 km1038 miles902 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaThu 12:30 PM2112 km1312 miles1140 nmSoutheast SE
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