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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: 145° 11' 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"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.65 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.64 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.2"5.24 miwest0° 23' 05.2"26.44 misouth26.95 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° 42' 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"948.71 miwest0° 04' 27.6"5.11 minorth948.50 mi
24 hours11° 31' 43.6"753.19 mieast1° 21' 49.4"93.81 minorth755.84 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 PM188 km117 miles101 nmSouthwest SW
LaeThu 12:08 PM322 km200 miles174 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraThu 11:08 AM541 km336 miles292 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 12:08 PM595 km370 miles321 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariThu 11:08 AM1298 km807 miles701 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsThu 12:08 PM1381 km858 miles745 nmSouth S
HoniaraThu 1:08 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokThu 11:08 AM1767 km1098 miles954 nmNorthwest NW
DarwinThu 11:38 AM1809 km1124 miles977 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirThu 1:08 PM1914 km1189 miles1033 nmNortheast NE
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