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Day and Night World Map

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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 01:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 27' South
Longitude: 152° 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' 33.3"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.4"26.44 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 10' North
Longitude: 14° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.34 meters/second, 1527.6 km/hour, 949.2 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' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.4"948.99 miwest0° 04' 30.0"5.16 minorth948.79 mi
24 hours11° 31' 32.1"753.20 mieast1° 22' 53.3"95.04 minorth755.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaThu 11:38 AM402 km250 miles217 nmEast-southeast ESE
LaeThu 11:38 AM651 km405 miles352 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:38 AM799 km497 miles431 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraThu 12:38 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraThu 10:38 AM1317 km818 miles711 nmWest W
PalikirThu 12:38 PM1410 km876 miles762 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsThu 11:38 AM1558 km968 miles841 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 1:38 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariThu 10:38 AM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmWest W
Guam (Hagåtña)Thu 11:38 AM2155 km1339 miles1164 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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