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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° 41' 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 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' North, Longitude: 16° 54' 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"948.99 miwest0° 04' 30.8"5.18 minorth948.79 mi
24 hours11° 31' 28.3"753.13 mieast1° 23' 13.4"95.41 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 11:30 AM109 km68 miles59 nmSouth S
ArawaThu 11:30 AM220 km137 miles119 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GizoThu 12:30 PM470 km292 miles254 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 12:30 PM802 km498 miles433 nmSoutheast SE
LaeThu 11:30 AM890 km553 miles480 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:30 AM996 km619 miles538 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirThu 12:30 PM1315 km817 miles710 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenThu 1:30 PM1427 km887 miles771 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 10:30 AM1567 km974 miles846 nmWest W
CairnsThu 11:30 AM1688 km1049 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
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