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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 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 144° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.54 meters/second, 1665.1 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"1034.72 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.71 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.2"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.2"26.44 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' North, Longitude: 7° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.24 meters/second, 1527.3 km/hour, 949.0 miles/hour or 824.7 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' 22.8"948.76 miwest0° 04' 27.5"5.11 minorth948.56 mi
24 hours11° 31' 44.2"753.25 mieast1° 21' 46.9"93.77 minorth755.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenThu 12:08 PM172 km107 miles93 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LaeThu 12:08 PM342 km212 miles184 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraThu 11:08 AM512 km318 miles277 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 12:08 PM607 km377 miles328 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariThu 11:08 AM1269 km789 miles685 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsThu 12:08 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmSouth S
MelekeokThu 11:08 AM1747 km1085 miles943 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraThu 1:08 PM1751 km1088 miles946 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinThu 11:38 AM1783 km1108 miles962 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirThu 1:08 PM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmNortheast NE
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